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.
MPs told of new need for doctorsSubscription
MPs have been warned that the European working time directive will create additional demand for extra doctors.
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.
Dobson faces calls for 999 'tampering' inquirySubscription
A government minister is calling for health secretary Frank Dobson to order an inquiry into allegations that a recording of a 999 call was tampered with.
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.
The chair of a mental health services trust has resigned, the chief executive has gone on indefinite leave, and six other people have been arrested and bailed as part of a police fraud investigation.
Holidays at risk in millennium staff crisisSubscription
Trusts have been urged to consider cancelling leave and asking retiring staff to stay on to cope with the 'unprecedented pressures' of the millennium celebrations.
Showcase for health managersSubscription
Health minister Alan Milburn addresses HSJ's health management awards dinner in London last week.