Issue : 9 September 2010
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UPDATED: Department of Health announces managers who will lead the transition implementing the white paper.
Porn in IVF units criticisedSubscription
Trusts have been criticised for supplying pornography in IVF facilities.
Suffolk health board names interim bossSubscription
NHS Suffolk has announced the appointment of an interim chief executive.
The ‘Movember’ campaign is fun-packed fundraising - and it is boosting men’s health awareness, says Jennifer Taylor
Government announces major NHS IT shakeupSubscription
The government has announced significant changes to the National Programme for IT, which it says will give more choice and flexibility to NHS organisations.
Chris J Hawkey: A new opening for transparencySubscription
Clinicians must put away self-interest if they are to earn the new powers set out in the white paper
Noel Plumridge on axes and accountabilitySubscription
A useful little word the French have borrowed from English in recent times is un tilt. Derived from pinball, a primitive pre-Super Mario form of entertainment now virtually extinct, it denotes in French a sudden, unforeseen and complete disruption of previous plans. Game over.
PCTs make a good shot at prioritisationSubscription
With GP consortia on course to take over commissioning, a report seen by HSJ shows PCTs have been preparing the ground well by getting to grips with the fundamentals of local priority setting. Dave West explains
Emergency admissions bypassing GP referralsSubscription
The government may be over-estimating the ability of GPs to control emergency admissions.
Primary finance body divides into three arms Subscription
The Department of Health owned company that arranges private finance deals for the primary care sector is to be divided into regional arms.