Issue : 5 August 2010
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Runnymede, the race equality think tank, is currently researching the contribution of South Asian communities to the NHS and is seeking former NHS workers to take part.
Trust appoints stroke directorSubscription
Southampton University Hospitals Trust has appointed its first director to run and promote the region’s NHS stroke services.
Health secretary Nicola Sturgeon has held talks with union leaders and medical chiefs about looming job cuts in the NHS.
Break the back of NHS waiting listsSubscription
Waiting lists have been slashed, income increased and did not attend rates reduced thanks to improvements at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust, writes Ann McGauran
Royal Berkshire Hospital Trusts to cut 600 jobs Subscription
The Royal Berkshire Hospital Trust will axe up to 600 jobs under moves to make £60m savings in the next few years, it was announced today.
A nervous kind of NHS reorganisationSubscription
It’s only a reorganisation, right? Anyone who’s worked in the NHS for a few years has been through reorganisations before.
Is this the end of the road for PCTs?Subscription
The winding down of PCTs must be handled with kid gloves if disruption to services - and loss of talent - is to be avoided
Cally Bann: the white paperSubscription
So the end of term madness has fully descended, with fuel added to the annual pre-vacation fire by the wind of change blowing from the bottom of the white paper.
The DH’s digital communications review describes the future of NHS Direct and NHS Choices as “unfinished business” - but stops short of recommending the two services should be merged.
NHS brand undermined by online confusionSubscription
The NHS spends close to £100m a year on thousands of websites that are often hard to find, badly designed and not wanted by the public, according to government reports leaked to HSJ.