Issue : 1998-11-26
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Ministers have drawn up contingency plans to emasculate GP fundholding in case the bill to abolish the scheme fails to become law by 31 March next year.
First phase of Read review beginsSubscription
The independent review of the Read clinical codes programme has begun, and the results of the first phase should be published at the end of this month.
Acheson report demands action on inequalitiesSubscription
Former chief medical officer Sir Donald Acheson was today due to call for action across government departments to reduce health inequalities.
Anger at pay freeze for senior managersSubscription
Unions have described a pay freeze for senior NHS managers as a 'slap in the face' for the people 'asked to deliver the most fundamental changes in decades'.
Commissioner points to 'early warning role'Subscription
The health service commissioner's first report covering clinical complaints has highlighted the office's potential role as an 'early warning system'.
NHS legal advice of 'varied' qualitySubscription
The quality of legal advice offered to health authorities and trusts dealing with medical negligence claims is 'varied', according to Steve Walker, chief executive of the NHS Litigation Authority.
Former minister calls for CJD compensationSubscription
Victims of the human form of 'mad cow' disease should be paid compensation for their suffering, a former health minister has told the BSE inquiry.
The role, recruitment and training of transplant co-ordinators must be reviewed if the availability of organs for donation is to be standardised across the UK, according to a report from the British Transplantation Society.
£155m hospital for BromleySubscription
Contracts have been signed for the ninth major hospital to be built under the private finance initiative. Building work on a £155m hospital for Bromley will start shortly.
2000 bug compliance work sparks IT crashSubscription
A major teaching hospital was forced to implement its 'internal disaster plan' after work to tackle the year 2000 computer problem caused a telecommunications crash.