Issue : 25 October 2007
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Andrew Castle on improving procurement processesSubscription
Collecting and interpreting data is an essential part of supply chain management
Separating services: a guide for PCTsSubscription
PCTs need to separate provider and commissioner services to demonstrate transparency, accountability and modernised regulation. Christian Dingwall explains how to achieve this
The Men and Pharmacy project Subscription
Postmen are to be the first to benefit from a project launched by the Men’s Health Forum to encourage men to visit their local pharmacy.
National Association of Primary Care Subscription
The new head of the National Association of Primary Care has called for GPs to be more accountable for their decisions.Mike Ramsden said 'GPs should be accountable for the cost effectiveness of the decisions they ...
There is 'room for improvement' in the uptake of key diabetes control tests according to a report from The Information Centre for health and social care.
NHS London's got talentSubscription
The capital's health authority is setting up a talent spotting programme to groom would-be chief executives.
Barometer: public health October 2007Subscription
October has seen a tentative increase in confidence over halting the rise in childhood obesity by 2010, according to this month's HSJ Barometer of public health directors. August's low of 2.91 has risen to 3.52 out of 10.
Anna Donald on healthcare in AustraliaSubscription
Returning to Australia from the UK brings to mind the differences betwen the two countries' healthcare systems, in particular Australia's clear separation of insurance and provider powers
US health: Sicko's grim diagnosis Subscription
It may be naive and polemical, but Michael Moore's controversial documentary Sicko reminds us we should treasure the NHS, says Noel Plumridge. Below, Empire magazine's Helen O'Hara reviews the film
Whoever said the British had no stomach for public executions? Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells trust has demonstrated just how popular they can be.