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Trusts are taking tentative steps into the landmine riddled territory of their consultants’ productivity.
After three years editing HSJ I am still struck by the NHS’s antediluvian attitudes to the private and voluntary sectors. It does not want this mirror held in front of it.
Now the general election has been called, the NHS can finally start crossing off the days until some honesty returns to the debate about the future of healthcare.
The report on commissioning from the Commons health select committee is both insightful and flawed.
The social care white paper unveiled on Tuesday is an important step on the way to getting politicians and voters to face difficult choices.
The appointment of Steve Bundred as chair of Monitor is a shrewd choice.
This week leading commentators give their verdict on Labour’s 13 year stewardship of the NHS.
Andy Burnham’s “preferred provider” policy is now in its death throes. What began as a speech aimed at ingratiating the health secretary with the unions ended in a put-down from the prime minister.
Gordon Brown wants the power to strike you off.
With just five weeks to go before non-foundation trusts have to outline their plans for joining the elite, there are severe doubts about the government’s aspiration for foundation trusts to rescue weaker hospitals.