Issue : 26 November 2009
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Steve Bundred to leave Audit CommissionSubscription
Audit Commission chief executive Steve Bundred says he will step down from the post next year
Assisted suicide: life and death in the balanceSubscription
Policy on the position of anyone who assists in a suicide is slowly changing, but health and care professionals must not run ahead of the law, says Corinne Slingo
Great Yarmouth and Waveney
End Game’s colleagues were invited to take part in a “unique” fundraising auction while attending the Family Planning Association’s annual dinner and dance.
The latest Dr Foster Intelligence analysis of trusts’ mortality rates contains both good and baffling news.
As rising costs and a tidal wave of public expectations push the NHS towards a new funding crisis, managers would do well to study the lessons history offers
Mike O’Brien paints ‘shame’ profilesSubscription
Health minister Mike O’Brien has described the types of NHS managers who will be named and shamed for introducing “slash and burn” cuts.
Brave new title for QIPPSubscription
The task of running the NHS with likely funding cuts appears to have gained yet another catchy title.
Health profession regulators should standardise how they work, or even merge, to improve safety, patient groups have said.
North London acute trusts considering mergerSubscription
Two hospital trusts in north London are considering a merger.