Issue : 1998-12-12
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Why not stress the demands on managers?Subscription
I was surprised that the recent report from the Institute of Work Psychology was given such a low profile (News, page 3,
A few points IHSM leaders forgot to mentionSubscription
I must thank Institute of Health Services Management president Peter Homa and chair John Brunt for their reply (Letters, 19 November) to my letter
Where there's a saving, there's also a lossSubscription
All this talk about general practices keeping savings seems a little out of touch (News Focus, pages 14-15, 19 November).
GP fees for telephone advice Phoney argument militates against old- fashioned common sense...Subscription
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.
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 ...
10 December 1948Subscription
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?
A lot on the Christmas plate Controversial announcements get wrapped up in the seasonal confusionSubscription
Keeping busy? This week sees not only the launch of the mental health strategy, but the latest NHS league-tables, the replacement for the Patient's Charter, the tobacco white paper, a major anti-fraud initiative and more guidance for primary care groups, while for good measure the public accounts committee released its report on cervical screening.
The main proposals:Subscription
'Several hundred' new places in psychiatric wards.
Anger marks charter updateSubscription
The launch of much-delayed government plans for revamping the Patient's Charter has been marred by anger among advisers asked to help develop a new document.
Category: Burdett awardSubscription