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Issue : 1998-12-17

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    All right on the nightSubscription

    News17 December, 1998

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    Millennium health gains could alleviate local deprivationSubscription

    News17 December, 1998

    Despite its affluent image, Greenwich is the fifth most deprived borough in London and 11th in the country. St Mary's ward, close to the Dome, is London's most deprived. Unemployment and lone-parent households are above London averages, while educational attainment is below the English average.

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    millennium planningSubscription

    News17 December, 1998

    Expecting the unexpected: 'Major incidents are easy.'

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    Averting disasterSubscription

    News17 December, 1998

    New guidance from the Department of Health on NHS planning for major incidents offers timely advice to the Dome's organisers.

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    Head for figuresSubscription

    News17 December, 1998

    Visitors to the body zone at the Dome will be able to explore the inside of a giant sculpture of two people embracing (see computer-generated image, left). The reclining figures - of indeterminate sex - will contain images and music focusing on the body. Outside will be an exploration area with interactive exhibits on topics such as nutrition, exercise and medical advances. The emphasis will be on learning but 'not preachy'.

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    News17 December, 1998

    Monitor was most impressed by the way the private Grovelands Priory Hospital dealt with our dear friend Augusto Pinochet. After all, not every bed blocker gets a blue-light London ambulance to take them home. But it did make Monitor wonder whether a similar facility was on offer to others in need of a rapid trip across the capital. After all, it can be hell to get to work some days. Alas, LAS was not very forthcoming. A rather terse statement says that making the ambulance available ...

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    Endemic NHS bullying likened to 'child abuse'Subscription

    News17 December, 1998

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    Faint praise for CharterSubscription

    News17 December, 1998

    The government has given a lukewarm response to television executive Greg Dyke's recommendations for a new Patient's Charter.

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    On the recordSubscription

    News17 December, 1998

    What is the first thing you do when you arrive at work?

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    It's a wrapSubscription

    News17 December, 1998

    news focus

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