Issue : 27 March 2008
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Lung disease worse than estimatedSubscription
The challenge of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is much greater in some areas than previously thought, it has been revealed.
Changing how we talk can help to bring about a change in culture, as one hospital's approach has demonstrated
Who is responsible for ensuring that new healthcare buildings are fit for purpose? David March explains
How to support evidence-based practiceSubscription
Most clinicians and medical researchers believe the NHS should adopt an evidence-based approach to patient care. This will lead to greater effectiveness, fewer inappropriate interventions, greater consistency and less overuse or underuse of healthcare resources.
As PCTs respond to popular local demand, the government must ensure illnesses that affect relatively few people are cared for too
No continuing care cuts here Subscription
In your article 'Questions over continuing care cuts at quarter of PCTS' you make reference to several primary care trusts, including Peterborough, that have cut continuing care services. This is based on information PCTs submitted to the Department of Health between April and December 2007, writes Paul Kitney
The Department of Health is to push ahead with the development of clinical quality measures to help patients decide where they want to be treated.
Media Watch: cigarette salesSubscription
'Cigarettes could soon be sold under the counter, just like X-rated magazines once were,' revealed the Daily Star, reporting on Department of Health plans.
NHS trusts have been urged to learn from a primary care trust that became the first organisation to be threatened with High Court action for failing to comply with the Freedom of Information Act.
Rival text services deny duplicationSubscription
NHS Choices and NHS Direct have both launched SMS text services to help patients find their nearest NHS service providers.