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Issue : 4 February 2010

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  • Make meetings more effective with mind mapping

    Make meetings more effective with mind mappingSubscription

    Resource centre5 February, 2010

    Mind mapping is a simple technique that helps you ensure meetings work in your favour, says Constance Lamb

  • NHS National Director for Improvement and Efficiency, Jim Easton

    The quality & productivity innovation challenge – getting over ourselves

    Sponsored info4 February, 2010

    In the first of a year-long series on healthcare innovation, NHS National Director for Improvement and Efficiency, Jim Easton, explains why innovation is so important to the future of the NHS.

  • Stephen Thornton on interpreting information

    Stephen Thornton on interpreting NHS performance dataSubscription

    Opinion4 February, 2010

    Dr Foster’s Hospital Guide was no help to managers and patients - in fact it added to the confusion

  • Nurses fess up on inefficiencySubscription

    Community4 February, 2010

    Productivity and efficiency may be the current buzzwords bandied around by the mandarins at the Department of Health - not forgetting quality, innovation and prevention as well of course - but what does the hard pushed frontline think?

  • Give Gordon a dusterSubscription

    Community4 February, 2010

    A former nurse on a recent visit to the prime minister’s Downing Street pad noted that the chandeliers, while very ornate, were rather dusty.

  • Welcome to the Lib Dem fringe

    Welcome to the Lib Dem fringeSubscription

    Community4 February, 2010

    Health minister Mike O’Brien likes to include a gag in his speeches, so it was only a matter of time before the opposition health team got in on the act.

  • Happy birthday, Helen Bevan

    Happy birthday, Helen BevanSubscription

    Community4 February, 2010

    The NHS Institute’s director of service transformation Helen Bevan is known to never miss an opportunity for a learning experience, especially if she can combine it with rigorous exercise, ideally at sub-zero temperatures.

  • Foundations cussedSubscription

    Community4 February, 2010

    Research out last week, showing less than a quarter of people have had a real say on health and care services, chimed with the experience of End Game’s colleagues.

  • Lookey-Likey: Charlie Brooker + Morrissey = Mike Farrar?

    Lookey-Likey: Charlie Brooker + Morrissey = Mike Farrar?Subscription

    Community4 February, 2010

    If it were biologically possible for Guardian columnist Charlie Brooker (left) to have a love child with the Mancunian miserablist Morrissey (centre), their offspring would probably resemble a moody version of Mike Farrar, NHS North West chief executive (right).

  • NHS quality accounts: quality is becoming an accountable business

    NHS quality accounts: quality is becoming an accountable businessSubscription

    News4 February, 2010

    This year will see the first tranche of reports intended to show how trusts are engaging with quality across all their services. Dave West looks at how this could represent a step change in health organisations’ accountability

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