All articles by Claire Laurent

  • HSJ Knowledge

    Adolescent services: smells like teen spirit


    The teenage years are not the easiest: testing boundaries, asserting your independence and taking risks - and this age group often falls between child and adult healthcare. Claire Laurent reports on moves to target services for young people's needs

  • News

    Cancer strategy: earlier, faster, shorter - and more data


    Last week the government promised a further £370m to reform cancer, with a focus on prevention and shorter hospital stays. But selective fast-tracking plans have drawn criticism. Claire Laurent reports

  • News

    Where do they come in?


    Published: 30/09/2004, Volume II4, No. 5925 Page 34 35

  • News

    National service


    news focus

  • News

    Ready, study, go


    Published: 20/02/2001, Volume II3, No. 5843 Page 23 25

  • News

    Too hot to handle?


    WARD MANAGERS: People who manage wards feel their accountability is being increased while their control of resources is being diminished. Claire Laurent reports

  • News

    Scene setting


    TRAINING: The NHS is working with educational institutes to recruit the people who will eventually provide it with much-needed skills, reports Claire Laurent

  • News

    Keeping mum


    CHILDCARE: For many parents, work is only possible once childcare has been resolved. So the NHS is wise to invest in more nursery places, says Claire Laurent

  • News

    Independence way


    Intermediate care has been redefined and given a new emphasis - as well as new money. But the model being introduced has had little evaluation and may produce no added benefits to patients, says Claire Laurent

  • News

    'Resign or be sacked' was 'choice' for chair


    Health secretary Alan Milburn was told of the departure of the former chair of Stoke Mandeville Hospital trust earlier this month before she had submitted her resignation over breaches of the 18-month waiting-list guarantee.

  • News

    Four step down over breacches of hospital trust wait guarantee


    Attempts to conceal breaches of the 18-month waiting-list guarantee at Stoke Mandeville Hospital trust led to the resignation of the chair and three non-executive directors last week.

  • News

    That'll teach them


    The amount of time and money dedicated to training staff can vary as much as five times between trusts. Claire Laurent looks at the many factors behind the variations

  • News

    Clinical depression


    An unpublished action plan seen by HSJmakes wide-ranging criticisms of Oxford Radcliffe Hospital trust's accident and emergency services. Claire Laurent wonders if the plan will do anything to stop the haemorrhaging of staff

  • News

    Directory inquiry


    Patients'views are now supposed to be central to the NHS.So why have they had no input into the health service's new guide? Claire Laurent reports

  • News

    In fine voice


    A new report is claiming success with its methodology of using mental health service users as interviewers as well as interviewees. Claire Laurent reports

  • News

    Means to an end


    Abortions are easy to obtain - but there are wide regional variations in who gets access to NHS-funded services, reports Claire Laurent

  • News

    'I can see you now'


    Government-funded online centres are providing new treatment opportunities for those with mental health problems. Claire Laurent reports

  • News

    The killing fields


    Shocking levels of suicides among farmers are pointing to a gap in rural mental health services. Claire Laurent reports on possible remedies

  • News

    Finding their feet


    Shaky beginnings maybe, but the Sure Start scheme is a sure-fire success with local people. Claire Laurent reports

  • News

    Back to basics


    As PCGs become PCTs, lay members are demanding higher pay. Without it, they say, the only people we'll see serving on these lynchipins of primary care reform are the 'usual suspects'. Claire Laurent reports