Issue : 1998-11-26
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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'.
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.
£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.
Guidance on how the European working-time directive will affect the NHS was published last week amid a growing row about plans to extend the rules to junior doctors.
Confederation calls for guidance on expensive drugs
Vulnerable groups lose out on pregnancy careSubscription
The latest Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths Report has raised concerns about access to care for some of the UK's most vulnerable pregnant women.
Where are they now?Subscription