Issue : 1998-11-12
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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
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.
Mental health cash to target child servicesSubscription
Children's mental health services are to be earmarked for extra cash in the government's forthcoming mental health strategy, Department of Health officials confirmed last week.
Rights Act will impact on resource allocationSubscription
A mental illness is a disability under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, the employment appeal tribunal has held in a landmark decision (News, page 5, 29 October).
The Legal Aid Board has agreed, with immediate effect, that it can and will pay for mediation if a case backed by legal aid can be resolved that way. It had initially argued that, by law, its funding covered only traditional dispute resolution - by negotiation or litigation. Mediation could be cheaper in many cases.
Ministers and civil servants are using 'pressure and dogma' to co-erce primary care groups towards independent trust status, GPs have warned.Subscription
Ministers and civil servants are using 'pressure and dogma' to co-erce primary care groups towards independent trust status, GPs have warned.
New family policy has 'enormous' implications for NHS with major extension of health visitors' roleSubscription
The government's controversial Supporting Families green paper, launched last week, looks set to have major implications for the health service.
The government's response to Utting: main pointsSubscription
All children entering care to be offered a health assessment.