Issue : 27 August 2009
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Integrated care: pride of the communitySubscription
District nurses embody the high quality workforce envisioned by Darzi, but the sector lacks the commitment to attract new nurses to this 150 year old service, says Daloni Carlisle
End Game hears that swine flu czar Ian Dalton encountered dangerous farmyard animals of a different kind last week, becoming the latest high profile dog walker to become the unfortunate victim of a herd of cows.
Stephen Eames on dementia strategySubscription
I was startled when our nursing director pointed out that at any one time there could be up to 400 patients with dementia occupying beds in our hospitals.
Moosa Patel on strong NHS boardsSubscription
Woeful shortcomings in the boardroom was one of the reasons for the global recession - but there is no excuse for NHS boards to make the same mistakes
‘Just imagine, you’ll log in to check out the rash in your groin, and “Amazon recommends” will also tell you how other people rated their experience with rashes’
NHS IT's local futureSubscription
The Department of Health has quietly turned away from central control of IT. But what will replace it? And what will happen if there is a change of government? Dave West reports
Tables naming trusts with high death rates could be misinterpreted by patients and “scare local populations”, patient champions and data specialists have claimed.
DH backs oncology centres callSubscription
The Department of Health has asked all hospitals with emergency departments in England to establish acute oncology services following a recommendation from the national chemotherapy advisory group.
Media Watch: sick leave rowSubscription
The news that some of the health service’s most poorly paid staff get an “overly generous” deal while on sick leave during the recession was the focus of the media spotlight in some quarters this week.
Monitor sends FT directors to SandhurstSubscription
Foundation trust chairs, chief executives and medical directors are being encouraged to attend an army-style leadership course at Sandhurst to help ride out the recession.