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Issue : 21 May 2009

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  • world climate change globe carbon pollution

    Facilities: Implementing the NHS carbon reduction strategySubscription

    Resource centre21 May, 2009

    The Climate Change Act has set some tough targets for cleaning up the environment. The NHS carbon reduction strategy should help trusts to achieve it. Stuart Shepherd explains

  •  caution wet floor sign

    Facilities: Patient safety by accident or designSubscription

    Resource centre21 May, 2009

    Improving building elements such as layout, lighting and signage can make a huge difference to avoiding accidents such as slips, trips and falls. Louise Hunt reports

  • Andrew Craggs on safe thinkingSubscription

    Opinion21 May, 2009

    Imagine a patient who falls in a pothole on his way to a clinic on the main footpath. He sustains severe head injuries and subsequently dies.

  • Patient in hospital

    Sophia Christie on NHS crisis and opportunitySubscription

    Opinion21 May, 2009

    An emerging policy consensus looks to innovation to save the NHS. The context is an emerging “perfect storm” of financial crisis, global warming, obesity, longer lives with greater dependency and fewer working age people to pay taxes.

  • Town scene with people   South Tyneside

    David Furness: Keep local people in on the actSubscription

    Opinion21 May, 2009

    The Budget has set the scene for a grim period in NHS finances, so accountability to the public must play an even greater role, not least in relation to local commissioning

  • Corrigan Paul 2

    Paul Corrigan: Darwin's theory on the NHSSubscription

    Opinion21 May, 2009

    The greatest truth in Darwin’s On the Origin of Species is that to survive in a rapidly changing environment, species must adapt. And for a species to be adaptable it needs to love diversity.

  • HSJ computer affair

    Affair trialSubscription

    Community21 May, 2009

    A press release titled “Women in healthcare have more affairs” prompted bemused smiles all round last week, even from HSJ’s hardened hacks.

  • Political prudesSubscription

    Community21 May, 2009

    A general election is looming, in case you have not noticed, and Whitehall press officers have already started to use their civil service rule book as an excuse to not answer difficult questions - lest their response be interpreted as somehow “political”.

  • english dictionary2

    Lessons learntSubscription

    Community21 May, 2009

    You have to hope that NHS North West practises what it preaches.

  • 090621eg looky likey

    Lookey-likey: Nigel Edwards and Mark WilliamsSubscription

    Community21 May, 2009

    A reader has spotted the similarity between NHS Confederation policy director Nigel Edwards and actor Mark Williams from the “Suits you sir” Fast Show sketch.

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