Issue : 1998-11-12
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Lawyers at largeSubscription
The legal and ethical aspects of telemedicine By BA Stanberry Royal Society of Medicine Press 172 pages £19.99
The talking cure for poor performanceSubscription
Counselling for managers By Nigel MacLennan Gower 296 pages £24.99
Pluralist approach to the promotion raceSubscription
Evaluating health promotion Edited by Scott and Weston Stanley Thornes 168 pages £18
Cutting waiting lists depends on high levels of overtime by operating theatre staff, but this is no long-term solution to persistent shortages. Jonathan Edgar and colleagues report on a survey
A life in the theatre: survey resultsSubscription
All but one of the trusts identified current nursing and operating department assistant staff vacancies in their theatres. The number of vacancies reported ranged from four to 26 - equivalent to 10 per cent overall.
Hit or mythSubscription
It is a myth that managers motivate their staff. Surely, says Robert Keys, it's the other way round
Knowing who's bossSubscription
Is hierarchy the natural order for organisations or can a looser structure be just as effective? Andrew Wall examines the options
Philip Sands, director of corporate strategy, Calderdale and Kirklees health authority
No one knows what effect primary care groups will have on prescribing costs. But Frances Wilson explains how one health authority reversed a drugs overspend
The NHS Executive is expected to recommend that all health service managers should be covered by the European working time directive, on which an advance letter is due next Thursday.