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Issue : 27 March 2008

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  • *generic chest x-ray

    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.

  • 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

  • No continuing care cuts here Subscription

    Opinion27 March, 2008

    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

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    Department to spend £600,000 on choice publicity driveSubscription

    News27 March, 2008

    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.

  • Jo Stephenson

    Media Watch: cigarette salesSubscription

    Unknown27 March, 2008

    '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.

  • PCT threatened with court over fight for informationSubscription

    News27 March, 2008

    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.

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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.

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