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Issue : 25 September 2008

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  • Are we killing psych

    Are we killing psychiatric patients with food? Subscription

    Resource centre26 September, 2008

    High-calorie meals and little exercise mean psychiatric inpatients often put on weight and damage their health. Sharmila Menon looks at how hospitals can manage the problem without violating patients' rights

  • Developing user-led standards in mental healthSubscription

    Resource centre26 September, 2008

    Developing user-led standards has increased patient involvement and improved the quality of care at one mental health trust. Tony Leiba and Caroline Mathiason explain

  • The future of patient and public involvementSubscription

    Opinion26 September, 2008

    Lord Darzi's review and the new local involvement networks have pushed public engagement to the top of the health policy agenda. Robina Shah speaks to national patient and public affairs director Joan Saddler about her plans for increasing public involvement

  • Paru Naik

    Kotter's theory of urgency in useSubscription

    More blogs26 September, 2008

    I see John Kotter's new book, A Sense of Urgency, has surfaced as number one on the bookshelf.

  • Naomi Chambers on he

    Naomi Chambers on health and educationSubscription

    Opinion26 September, 2008

    With all the emphasis on world class commissioning, it is important to remember that primary care trust boards are tasked with improving the health of the population they serve, not just with the delivery of healthcare.

  • Equitable access to primary careSubscription

    Resource centre26 September, 2008

    Andrew Daly explains how the Department of Health's equitable access to primary medical care programme is working to improve patient care

  • Trusts on edge as dr

    Trusts on edge as draft payment by results tariff runs into troubleSubscription

    News25 September, 2008

    The Department of Health could be heading for a re-run of the chaos that saw the publication of the 2006-07 payment by results tariff just one week before the start of the financial year.A draft tariff for 2009-10 is being road tested in secret in the West Midlands, but sources suggest it is so inaccurate it is causing trust income to fluctuate by up to 18 per cent.

  • Richard Vize

    DH faces turmoil over tariff regime

    Leader25 September, 2008

    Is there going to be tariff turmoil for the second time in three years?

  • Richard Vize

    Time to get facts straight on NHS failure rates

    Leader25 September, 2008

    Following HSJ's revelation last week that the Department of Health is projecting 2.1 per cent of trusts will fail each year for the next 20 years, we have been accused of misrepresenting policy.

  • The PCT Network has

    Prizes for world class commissioning winners Subscription

    News25 September, 2008

    Primary care trusts that are successful in world class commissioning may win the right to name the salaries of their senior managers and non-executive directors.

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