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    Number of SHAs drops to 28 as consultation begins on outline


    The NHS will next week begin a 12-week consultation on the shape of 28 strategic health authorities.

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    Happy returns


    IN PERSON: From top managers to nurses to play specialists, many health professionals, including those listed here, had their roles rewarded in the Queen's Birthday Honours

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    Jan Sobieraj has started as chief executive of Barnsley District Hospital trust after moving from his previous position of chief executive at South Lincolnshire Healthcare trust. He has replaced Sue James, who left to become director of the Trent Leadership Centre and head of development at Trent regional office.

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    Threatened committee criticises government data


    Medical practices committee chair Ro Day has written to health secretary Alan Milburn to express 'serious concern' about the government's use of 'incorrect and misleading' information to justify the proposed abolition of the committee and its replacement with a financial formula. The government's claim that there are 50 per cent ...

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    It is hardly surprising that over the years Monitor has grown a pretty thick skin. It is essential protection when every waking hour brings accusations that this column is penned by a cynical has-been with no appreciation of the all-pervading shiny benefits that modernisation is bringing to our beauteous NHS. ...

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    Clive Clark has been appointed jointly by Sheffield social services and Community Health Sheffield trust as director of newly integrated mental health services for adults. He previously worked for Barnsley health authority on service integration.

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    No arms done?


    Trusts and charities thrive on their caring image. So why are they investing in companies connected with the arms trade? Mark Gould reports

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    NHS told 'don't give up' on social services


    Health authorities and trusts have been urged not to give up on poorly performing social services departments, following health minister John Hutton’s announcement that 17 are failing so badly they are on an ‘at risk’ register.

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    Tim Woods has moved from Barnsley District General Hospital trust to become finance director of Nott ingham City Hospital trust.

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    Whatever became of health action zones? Since most exist almost entirely in the collective imaginations of their partner organisations ('early days yet to see results... process of building partnerships takes time...'), they are perhaps the ultimate in NHS virtual reality - and therefore natural web entities.

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    Cynthia Rickitt has become chair of Priority Healthcare Wearside trust. Ms Rickitt qualified as a midwife and eventually became director of midwifery at City Hospitals trust. Most recently, she was a non-executive director of Sunderland health authority.

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    Brenda Howard


    Brenda Howard has been seconded to the policy development group of the Trent regional office of the NHS Executive. Ms Howard, director of operations (surgical services) and planning at Barnsley District General Hospital trust, will further the government's

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    Social services checks find one in four 'failing'


    A quarter of the social services departments scrutinised by the Audit Commission and Social Services Inspectorate are failing and show little prospect of improving, says a report published this week.

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    Duncan doughnuts


    Name: Alan Duncan.

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    Careering ahead


    What drives people to join the NHS management training scheme and how do they see a career in management working out in the post-white paper world? Some of those on the scheme spoke to the Journal

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    Milburn gets new 'eyes and ears'


    Salford people are blessed with 'courage, determination, wit and compassion, and... an unrivalled ability to see through falseness and to expose insincerity', said the city's Labour MP, Hazel Blears, in her maiden speech last May.

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    Ex-estates chief jailed for stealing


    A health service manager convicted of pilfering nearly pounds40,000 from a health authority to help buy a Spanish holiday villa has been jailed for two-and-half years.

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    Only a quarter of bids for HAZ status will get approval


    Four times more bids for health action zone status are expected than the government plans to approve this year, the Journal has learned.