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  • Endgame queen loo
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    Off diary: another compliment down the toilet

    2009-07-02T00:00:00Z

    At last week’s public accounts committee hearing on healthcare acquired infections, chair Edward Leigh treated NHS chief executive David Nicholson to a rare compliment.

  • Free cinema tickets to see The Proposal
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    HSJ Offer - Free cinema tickets to see The Proposal

    2009-06-26T09:33:00Z

    Registered users can get free cinema tickets to see the new film The Proposal. Sign in now to claim your free tickets. Hurry, tickets are limited

  • tongue tied
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    Tongue tied

    2009-06-25T00:00:00Z

    Which political dynasty does shiny new health secretary Andy Burnham hail from?

  • The departure of Department of Health director general for commissioning and system management Mark Britnell has left hearts broken across the NHS, not least at the Care Quality Commission.
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    The Heartbreak Kid

    2009-06-25T00:00:00Z

    The departure of Department of Health director general for commissioning and system management Mark Britnell has left hearts broken across the NHS, not least at the Care Quality Commission.

  • Worried about crime? Never fear, the NHS Counter Fraud Service has swooped on a criminal network operating at the very heart of the health service.
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    Crime drama

    2009-06-25T00:00:00Z

    Worried about crime? Never fear, the NHS Counter Fraud Service has swooped on a criminal network operating at the very heart of the health service.

  • But will the average granny be chomping at the bit to try snail porridge and bacon and egg ice cream, favourites at his world famous restaurant the Fat Duck?
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    Snail porridge

    2009-06-18T00:00:00Z

    Heston Blumenthal is the latest celebrity chef to revamp hospital menus, and is working on more “exciting” meals for older people.

  • NHS and Department of Health bosses checking into their NHS Confederation conference accommodation should have taken note of its name - the Hard Day's Night Hotel.
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    Hard knight

    2009-06-18T00:00:00Z

    NHS and Department of Health bosses checking into their NHS Confederation conference accommodation should have taken note of its name - the Hard Day’s Night Hotel.

  • As the massed ranks of NHS management squeezed on to trains at Milton Keynes going anywhere apart from their destination - Liverpool - NHS Employers deputy director Alastair Henderson squeezed through carriages staring at anyone female.
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    Eye strain

    2009-06-18T00:00:00Z

    Travel to the NHS Confederation conference from London was derailed by signalling faults.

  • Journalists in the press room at Confed overheard the following frantic message through an official's earpiece: "The SHA meeting's EMPTY. Can you get some people from next door to come along? There's plenty of food..."
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    Running on empty

    2009-06-18T00:00:00Z

    It seems the DH’s efforts to promote regional strategies are lost on NHS managers.

  • Looky Likey: Jim Easton and Vince Vaughn
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    Lookey Likey: Jim Easton and Vince Vaughn

    2009-06-18T00:00:00Z

    A junior manager reckons NHS South Central chief executive Jim Easton is “absolutely identical” to Hollywood actor Vince Vaughn, star of countless New York rom-coms and Dodgeball: a true underdog story.

  • Gorleston Community Choir, which launched this year, now has more than 70 members thanks to funding by NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney.
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    NHS in pictures

    2009-06-17T11:46:00Z

    The latest NHS and independent sector healthcare management pictures. Send your pictures to hsj.co.uk@emap.com

  • Doctors and patients are perplexed by the lack of plain English used in NHS documents, according to delegates at a British Medical Association conference last week.
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    Vexatious verbosity

    2009-06-11T00:00:00Z

    Doctors and patients are perplexed by the lack of plain English used in NHS documents, according to delegates at a British Medical Association conference last week.

  • Did this mean being a foundation chief was a part time job, enquired former GP and Labour MP Howard Stoate? “No,” was the blunt reply. Nor is it one with second home allowances or the ability to close on Wednesdays, he did not add.
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    Stoate's gloat

    2009-06-11T00:00:00Z

    Despite bravely picking up the gauntlet from Monitor to ride to the rescue of scandal hit Mid Staffordshire foundation trust, interim chief executive Eric Morton was never going to get an easy ride in front of the Commons health committee last week.

  • Food fight
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    Food fight

    2009-06-11T00:00:00Z

    Picture the scene: NHS Ayrshire and Arran is putting together a press release about its healthy catering service. The cafe has won the “coveted” Healthyliving Award Plus with a menu that uses less salt, more fibre and healthier types of oil, scribble the communications officers.

  • Capitalist pigs
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    Capitalist pigs

    2009-06-11T00:00:00Z

    Labour may not have met all its manifesto pledges but thanks to swine flu, at least the party has achieved one long held, if unofficial, objective - the closure of Eton College.

  • Sunshine Cleaning
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    HSJ Offer - Free cinema tickets to see Sunshine Cleaning

    2009-06-04T10:54:00Z

    Registered users can get free cinema tickets to see the new film Sunshine Cleaning. Sign in now to claim your free tickets. Hurry, tickets are limited

  • Vic Reeves
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    Lookey Likey: Barnett and Reeves

    2009-06-04T00:00:00Z

    A number of readers have commented on the likeness between NHS Confederation chief executive Steve Barnett and comedian Vic Reeves.

  • Derek Wanless
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    Bank to basics

    2009-06-04T00:00:00Z

    Primary care trusts were unfazed when health select committee MPs slated their financial abilities earlier this year.

  • Crystal healing
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    Crystal balls

    2009-06-04T00:00:00Z

    Patients will have leapt for joy now it is easier than ever to find a genuine crystal healer, as opposed to the phony sort.

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    White noise

    2009-05-28T09:31:00Z

    Hot on the heels of its advice on what to do if approached by a sneezing piglet in a sombrero, the Department of Health has issued tips on how to survive the impending heatwave.