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How Labour saved the NHS from the brinkSubscription
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 championsSubscription
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.
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?Subscription
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 communitySubscription
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
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 quittingSubscription
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 spotlightSubscription
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
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
Get a load of me: the biobank boom takes shapeSubscription
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?