Issue : 4 June 2009
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The Griffiths report: 25 years onSubscription
Twenty-five years ago Roy Griffiths famously said: ‘If Florence Nightingale were carrying her lamp through the NHS today she would be searching for the people in charge.’ When he set out his subsequent plan to overhaul management, staff feared it would be the end of the health service - Peter Davies looks at what happened next
How will clinicians adapt to the EWTD? What are the implications for training and safety? Listen to this doctors.net.uk podcast to find out more
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PCTs leave public on the policy sidelinesSubscription
Primary care trusts are failing to put patients and the public at the centre of the very strategies designed to engage them.
NHS Birmingham East and North
The quest for FT status is all looking so promising, apart from all the things that could go wrong…
Mediawatch: why FOI is an F-word for the NPSASubscription
Every journalist loves writing stories about secret reports, figures revealed under the Freedom of Information Act and leaks by angry whistleblowers - such phrases add an air of intrigue to even the dullest statistics.
Supporting long term conditions in the NHSSubscription
As the number of people living with long term conditions rises, Helen Mooney looks at the government’s plans to improve their care and help them navigate the health and social services maze
HSJ Awards 2009 - Patient SafetySubscription
In the run-up to the 2009 HSJ Awards, we look at some of the victors from last year.
Simon Stevens on toothless dental policiesSubscription
Dentistry. The very word is enough to sink hearts on the fourth floor of Richmond House. The dental status quo is always said to be terrible. And every change allegedly makes it worse. That is what happened after the 1990 dental contract, and again after the 2006 contract.