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  • Beach

    Florida: the future of older people's care?


    In the US, there is a bizarre lack of nursing homes

  • Blogs

    SRO for fun


    Tim Kelsey, NHS England’s director for patients and information and End Game stalwart, gave the audience at the HC 2014 conference last week a peculiar insight into the health service’s appraisal system for senior managers.He told delegates at the health IT jamboree that, as part of his appraisal,

  • Blogs

    Proper tea is theft


    End Game fans will remember, perhaps with a nostalgic chuckle, that a few months ago we exclusively revealed that Sir David Nicholson takes a Nottingham Forest mug on tour with him.The

  • Blogs

    Yesterday's man


    Sir David Nicholson – winner of End Game’s unofficial best ever person on social media award – has promised to keep tweeting about the NHS after he retires on Monday.We are sure we will continue to enjoy his weird and dangerous sense of humour for many years to come, but we have to be honest that a

  • Blogs

    CQC loses its footing


    Two senior individuals involved in the Care Quality Commission’s new hospital inspection regime have been spotted clunking around in orthopaedic boots – the sign of a nasty foot injury.An uncanny coincidence. Have they been giving some hapless trust a kicking? Or are hospitals under inspection

  • Blogs

    TeeKay's banter cannon


    Tim Kelsey’s appetite for a good old josh on Twitter with his departing boss Sir David Nicholson appears undiminished despite recent events which hopefully won’t be remembered as Hitler-gate.The japery began when Sir David Nicholson tweeted a link to the now infamous Downfall parody video

  • Tea in a paper cup

    Middle managers need to stir it up


    Team leaders should be the ones agitating for radical change

  • Blogs

    Hyaluronic acid: A love letter


    Hyaluronic acid. Say it with End Game. Hyaluronic acid. We love the stuff! It’s easily our favourite kind of acid.Known simply as HA to its pals, hyaluronic acid is sometimes marketed as the “fountain of youth” because it is good for the joints and revitalises the skin. We’ve been a fan for 70 or

  • Blogs

    Sir David's leaving do


    Sir David Nicholson is now enough of an adopted southerner to have had his farewell drinks reception at St Thomas’s Hospital this week, and we made it onto the guest list.That means we were treated to canapés and free drinks – including some presumably ironic bottles of London Pride. We were also

  • Workforce

    Whatever happend to the battle against institutionalisation?


    Good care practices appear to have been forgotten in senior management’s preoccupation with budgets