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Issue : 8 November 2007

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    Supporting older people after dischargeSubscription

    Resource centre9 November, 2007

    A co-ordinated approach between healthcare agencies, housing associations and local authorities can make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable older people after they leave hospital, as Judy Peaker explains.

  • Continuing healthcare: resolving disputes betweeen trusts and local authoritiesSubscription

    Resource centre9 November, 2007

    Primary care trusts and local authorities may sometimes disagree over continuing care decisions and it is vital to have dispute procedures in place, says David Lock

  • World class commissioning: NHS sets out to lead the worldSubscription

    Resource centre8 November, 2007

    The world class commissioning programme aims to extend and improve lives while giving patients real power. NHS commissioning director general Mark Britnell sets out the government's ambitious vision

  • Richard Vize

    Chief executive pay-offs raise doubts about local controlSubscription

    Opinion8 November, 2007

    Don't be taken in by ministerial hot air on their belief in local decision-making. The latest move after the Clostridium difficile deaths at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells trust demonstrates that soundbites, press releases and the irresistible urge to be seen to be doing something still take precedence over sensible government.

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    Trusts doing well will not be penalised for historic deficitsSubscription

    News8 November, 2007

    Hospitals working hard to address historic deficits have been given a reprieve by the Audit Commission: they will no longer automatically score 'inadequate' in the resources element of the health check.

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  • Unions issue warning to government over plans to curb wage riseSubscription

    News8 November, 2007

    Proposals to raise NHS wages by just 2 per cent will lead to political strife and sustained 'hard bargaining', according to health economists.

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    Health inequalities mean babies are still not born equalSubscription

    Resource centre8 November, 2007

    This week's Data Briefing looks at early neonatal deaths and stillbirths in Birmingham. END is the death of an infant within seven days of birth.

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    Social care green paper: meeting the long-term care challengeSubscription

    News8 November, 2007

    The government has still not answered crucial questions over its plans for long-term care of the elderly. With an ageing population, how will it fund a system set to cost a lot more? And will people still have to sell their homes to fund care? Mark Gould reports

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    NHS primary care director to back anti-privatisation charitySubscription

    News8 November, 2007

    The Department of Health faces serious embarrassment next week when one of its top officials supports the launch of a campaign to oppose some of the government’s NHS privatisation plans.

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