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.
Corporate manslaughter: you could be in the dockSubscription
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 on Nicholson's blogSubscription
To: Don Wise, chief executiveFrom: Paul Servant, assistant chief executiveRe: blogs and Zogs
As PCTs respond to popular local demand, the government must ensure illnesses that affect relatively few people are cared for too
Jon Restell on valuing all frontline staffSubscription
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.
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.
PCTs dub assurance test tough but usefulSubscription
Primary care trusts that tried a new test of commissioning abilities say the process was hard but helpful.