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Issue : 27 March 2008

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    Lung disease worse than estimatedSubscription

    News3 April, 2008

    The challenge of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is much greater in some areas than previously thought, it has been revealed.

  • Engaging clinicians in service improvement: talking the talkSubscription

    Resource centre28 March, 2008

    Changing how we talk can help to bring about a change in culture, as one hospital's approach has demonstrated

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    Designing healthcare buildings: the legal frameworkSubscription

    Resource centre28 March, 2008

    Who is responsible for ensuring that new healthcare buildings are fit for purpose? David March explains

  • Daragh Fahey

    How to support evidence-based practiceSubscription

    Resource centre27 March, 2008

    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.

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    Corporate manslaughter: you could be in the dockSubscription

    News27 March, 2008

    From 6 April NHS organisations could be prosecuted for corporate manslaughter if someone dies in their care, but different interpretations of the law mean trusts may be unclear about their responsibilities. Ingrid Torjesen attempts to unravel the new actFor more in-depth information about the act, register for HSJ’s free corporate manslaughter webinar

  • Your Humble Servant

    Your Humble Servant on Nicholson's blogSubscription

    Opinion27 March, 2008

    To: Don Wise, chief executiveFrom: Paul Servant, assistant chief executiveRe: blogs and Zogs

  • Credit: Miles Cole

    Specialised commissioning: who will stand up for rare conditions?Subscription

    Resource centre27 March, 2008

    As PCTs respond to popular local demand, the government must ensure illnesses that affect relatively few people are cared for too

  • Jon Restell

    Jon Restell on valuing all frontline staffSubscription

    Unknown27 March, 2008

    I have had the people who work in general practice on my mind recently. At this time of especially heightened clinical engagement, it is easier than ever to forget that good healthcare is delivered by teams.

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    Rival text services deny duplicationSubscription

    News27 March, 2008

    NHS Choices and NHS Direct have both launched SMS text services to help patients find their nearest NHS service providers.

  • PCTs dub assurance test tough but usefulSubscription

    News27 March, 2008

    Primary care trusts that tried a new test of commissioning abilities say the process was hard but helpful.

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