All articles by Claire Laurent

  • HSJ Knowledge

    Adolescent services: smells like teen spirit

    2008-09-01T09:00:00Z

    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

    2007-12-13T09:00:00Z

    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?

    2004-09-30T00:00:00Z

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

  • News

    National service

    2003-12-11T00:00:00Z

    news focus

  • News

    Ready, study, go

    2003-02-20T00:00:00Z

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

  • News

    Too hot to handle?

    2001-08-23T00:00:00Z

    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

    2001-07-05T00:00:00Z

    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

    2001-07-05T00:00:00Z

    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

    2001-04-19T00:00:00Z

    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

    2001-03-22T00:00:00Z

    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

    2001-03-15T00:00:00Z

    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

    2001-03-01T00:00:00Z

    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

    2001-02-22T00:00:00Z

    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

    2001-02-15T00:00:00Z

    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

    2001-01-25T00:00:00Z

    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

    2001-01-11T00:00:00Z

    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'

    2001-01-04T00:00:00Z

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

  • News

    The killing fields

    2000-11-02T00:00:00Z

    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

    2000-10-26T00:00:00Z

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

  • News

    Back to basics

    2000-10-19T00:00:00Z

    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