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  • Nigel Crisp

    How Labour saved the NHS from the brinkSubscription

    News25 March, 2010

    Nigel Crisp believes that when Labour inherited the NHS in 1997 it was ‘falling apart’. After four years away from the service the former chief executive reflects on the successes of the last 13 years - and the missed opportunities. By Alastair McLellan

  • Celebrating the NHS's stop smoking champions

    Celebrating the NHS's stop smoking championsSubscription

    Resource centre22 October, 2009

    Since the launch of NHS stop smoking services in 1999, the work of doctors, pharmacists, local stop smoking service advisers, nurses, health visitors and others have helped smokers across the UK to quit, saving around 70,000 lives and putting England at the forefront in tackling the damage tobacco does to the nation’s health.

  • Stop smoking services turn 10: celebrating successes

    Stop smoking services turn 10: celebrating successesSubscription

    Resource centre19 October, 2009

    NHS stop smoking services celebrated their 10-year anniversary last month. In that time, at least 70,000 lives have been saved by the services, according to new figures.

  • NHS staff benefits: for the chop?

    NHS staff benefits: for the chop?Subscription

    Resource centre4 September, 2009

    Cherished perks for NHS staff such as workplace nurseries and subsidised canteens could be the first thing cash-strapped employers look to cut. Alison Moore investigates

  • Integrated care: pride of the community

    Integrated care: pride of the communitySubscription

    Resource centre28 August, 2009

    District nurses embody the high quality workforce envisioned by Darzi, but the sector lacks the commitment to attract new nurses to this 150 year old service, says Daloni Carlisle

  • Extreme operations: a day in the life of NHS staff serving in Afghanistan

    Extreme operations: a day in the life of NHS staff serving in AfghanistanSubscription

    Resource centre21 August, 2009

    Fantastic facilities, intensively trained staff and copious quantities of blood are all in a day’s work for NHS staff serving in Afghanistan. And the health service could gain more from their new skills. Nick Golding reports

  • NHS smoking cessation: sticking with quitting

    NHS smoking cessation: sticking with quittingSubscription

    Resource centre17 August, 2009

    NHS stop smoking services’ 10th anniversary marks one of the strongest public health interventions of a decade - and there are plans to maintain the momentum. Stuart Shepherd reports

  • NHS performance: GPs in the spotlight

    NHS performance: GPs in the spotlightSubscription

    Resource centre17 August, 2009

    Tight budgets mean PCTs must scrutinise all contractors to ensure they are providing the right value and quality of services - and this includes GPs. Graham Clews looks at the role of the balanced scorecard

  • A book published in 2007 called Snakes in Suits: when psychopaths go to work, based on years of research by psychologists Paul Babiak and Robert Hare, makes a compelling case for this being true.

    Snakes on the make: do you work with a psychopath?Subscription

    Resource centre3 August, 2009

    Is your organisation harbouring a psychopath? These people can be found among those impressive but ruthless types who cut a swathe to the jobs at the top. Jenny Rogers explains how to spot them

  • Biobank man

    Get a load of me: the biobank boom takes shapeSubscription

    Resource centre31 July, 2009

    The UK Biobank was sold as being a far reaching study into the world of genetics, but how will its potential for altruism fare against its potential for commercialism?

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