Issue : 4 February 2010
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Make meetings more effective with mind mappingSubscription
Mind mapping is a simple technique that helps you ensure meetings work in your favour, says Constance Lamb
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.
Dr Foster’s Hospital Guide was no help to managers and patients - in fact it added to the confusion
Nurses fess up on inefficiencySubscription
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
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 fringeSubscription
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 BevanSubscription
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.
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.
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).
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