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Issue : 1998-12-12

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    Why not stress the demands on managers?Subscription

    News12 December, 1998

    I was surprised that the recent report from the Institute of Work Psychology was given such a low profile (News, page 3,

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    A few points IHSM leaders forgot to mentionSubscription

    News12 December, 1998

    I must thank Institute of Health Services Management president Peter Homa and chair John Brunt for their reply (Letters, 19 November) to my letter

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    We need action not words on rights and education for lesbians and gay menSubscription

    News12 December, 1998

    The slogan for this year's World AIDS Day was 'Force for change, world AIDS campaign with young people'.

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    Where there's a saving, there's also a lossSubscription

    News12 December, 1998

    All this talk about general practices keeping savings seems a little out of touch (News Focus, pages 14-15, 19 November).

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    GP fees for telephone advice Phoney argument militates against old- fashioned common sense...Subscription

    News12 December, 1998

    Any system whereby we bring our services and advice nearer to the patient should be remunerated. In the near future, we will be having online consultations with specialists via electronic imaging.

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    Sorry, got to go... I've run out of working timeSubscription

    News12 December, 1998

    I received the NHS circular about the European working- time directive on Monday morning.

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    monitorSubscription

    News12 December, 1998

    Even in the wonderful e-world of the NHS, technology can still go wrong. There was Big Al Langlands in Birmingham all set to deliver a Powerpoint presentation to the massed health authority and trust chairs when his laptop conked out. Not a bit dismayed, the resourceful Al had the NHS Executive in Leeds e-mail the whole lot to the regional office, where it was run out as overheads. Alas, he told his audience, the regional office had only been able to do the transparencies in black and ...

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    News12 December, 1998

    An explosion in an operating theatre was the subject of a question in the House of Commons to health minister Aneurin Bevan. Was he aware of the incident, said to have been due to a defective anaesthetic machine, which caused the death of a patient?

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    Brought to bookSubscription

    News12 December, 1998

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