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Issue : 4 October 2007

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    Public consultation: knowing your obligationsSubscription

    Resource centre5 October, 2007

    Confusion often arises over NHS bodies' consultation obligations, but upcoming legislation makes it ever more important to get these right, says Trevor Blythe

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    David Praill on access to pain reliefSubscription

    Opinion5 October, 2007

    According to our report Access to Pain Relief – an essential human right, published this week to mark World Hospice and Palliative Care Day on 6 October, 80 per cent of the world’s cancer sufferers have no access to pain relief. This means 7 per cent of the world's population is experiencing cancer pain that could be relieved but is not, due to lack of access to drugs that are low in cost, easy to administer and highly effective.

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    A clinical vision for service redesignSubscription

    Resource centre4 October, 2007

    When clinicians were asked to design their ideal service, common design rules quickly emerged. As Nigel Edwards and William Dunlop explain, these closely matched the views of patients

  • Mark Jennings

    Data Briefing: efficiency efforts begin to pay offSubscription

    Resource centre4 October, 2007

    A year after their first publication, the NHS Better Care, Better Value indicators are starting to reflect efforts to improve the efficiency of NHS care.

  • Emma Dent

    Emma Dent gets diagnosedSubscription

    Opinion4 October, 2007

    A kind reader recently commented that this column reads as though I have spent hours on it. At least, I think they were being kind.

  • Malcolm Lowe-Lauri

    Malcolm Lowe-Lauri on connecting with the bossSubscription

    Opinion4 October, 2007

    What is the best way to manage a less than perfect leader? Here, Malcolm Lowe-Lauri offers some suggestions

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    Confederation call to tackle health inequalitiesSubscription

    News4 October, 2007

    Moves to tackle health inequalities must start with the most excluded, the NHS Confederation has urged.

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    Maternity death rates worsening for poorer mumsSubscription

    News4 October, 2007

    Maternity mortality rates have increased, the maternity services czar has revealed.

  • Academic health science centre launchedSubscription

    News4 October, 2007

    Imperial College Healthcare trust, the UK's first academic health science centre, was launched on Monday.

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    BMA says more funds are key to boosting GP accessSubscription

    News4 October, 2007

    The chairman of the British Medical Association has told a government minister that more money and staff will be needed to improve GP access.

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