Issue : 1998-12-03
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Fund urges realism on revamped charterSubscription
The Patient's Charter is 'flawed and constraining', and the government should consider carefully what it aims to achieve with a replacement, a King's Fund report has concluded.
on the recordSubscription
TOM JONES is director and co-founder of MJM Healthcare Solutions Mental Health Strategies. He is also spokesman for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He was formerly director of finance and information at Herefordshire health authority.
Health authority cash allocations could be adjusted to take account of the use people make of private hospitals, according to the most far- reaching report on health inequalities for a generation.
An investigation is under way into the performance of East Anglian Ambulance trust.
Thumbs up for social services shake-upSubscription
The 'most radical overhaul' of social services in 30 years has been broadly welcomed by managers in health and social care.
a history of self-harm prior to the current episode
to identify factors associated with suicidal behaviour
Retaining nursing staff
Despite evidence that doctors support more flexible work structures, a survey suggests that such opportunities are not being created. Steve Atherton and Joan Murray report
Racist attack leaves GP shakenSubscription
Sajal Sengupta is 60 and a GP in Ferndale, Mid Glamorgan. His story is typical of many Asian doctors who arrived in Britain as part of the