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  • Bad fashion sense
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    Bad fashion sense

    2010-04-08T00:00:00Z

    End Game is as keen on quality fabrics as the next fashionista and is frequently exasperated by the tendency of cheap modern clothes to shrink in the wash.

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    Twittering teeth

    2010-04-01T00:00:00Z

    There is a notion that it is almost impossible to get on the list of an NHS dentist.

  • QIPP temper
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    QIPP temper

    2010-04-01T00:00:00Z

    If you thought KPMG impresario Mark Britnell would stay ultra chummy with NHS types to smooth the way for a future comeback, you’d be wrong.

  • Merron Watch
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    Learning vacuum

    2010-04-01T00:00:00Z

    Government press releases are usually unflinchingly positive.

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    YouTube if you dare to

    2010-04-01T00:00:00Z

    Standing for Parliament is never easy - as former United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust chief executive Gary Walker is finding out.

  • Sir Liam and the hunt for the golden hare
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    Sir Liam and the hunt for the golden hare

    2010-03-25T00:00:00Z

    Maybe the chief medical officer spent his spare time at the beginning of the 1980s scouring Britain with a metal detector in search of buried treasure, or maybe one of the Department of Health’s designers did.

  • Merron watch: fruit and veg
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    Merron watch: fruit and veg

    2010-03-25T00:00:00Z

    The ministerial diary is absolutely chocker at the moment as the DH rushes to publish every last report and scrap of policy knocking about the place before pre-election purdah strikes.

  • Lookey-Likey: David Stout and David Steel
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    Lookey-Likey: David Stout and David Steel

    2010-03-25T00:00:00Z

    The generations may be different but the similarity between PCT Network director David Stout and bastion of liberal politics David Steel in his 1970s pomp goes well beyond their shared initials and the hair. The resemblance is uncanny.

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    The surgical checklist meets the IT crowd

    2010-03-25T00:00:00Z

    Those wags at the IT geek website b3ta.com (End Game is reliably informed that is an play on the term “beta”, as in… oh never mind) have come up with a simpler surgical checklist , to replace the one developed by the World Health Organization and National Patient Safety Agency. ...

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    Are Worcester nurses the bus of the joke?

    2010-03-25T00:00:00Z

    Recent calls from the Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery to update the image of modern nursing appear to have gone unheeded in Worcester. Every year there is a furore somewhere over a “saucy nurse” calendar. This time it is buses.  

  • Merron Watch
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    Merron Watch: romantic notions

    2010-03-18T00:00:00Z

    It’s time for Merron Watch - your weekly update on how everyone’s favourite public health minister is tackling the pressing issues of the day.

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    Yes, health minister

    2010-03-18T00:00:00Z

    One of the great questions for any ambitious health leader is how to get a particular pet project approved by the Department of Health.

  • Health secretary Andy Burnham and mayor of Wigan Mark Aldred
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    Political football

    2010-03-18T00:00:00Z

    Don’t be fooled, this is not a picture of health secretary Andy Burnham and mayor of Wigan Mark Aldred auditioning to become the next Jedward.

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    Title fight

    2010-03-18T00:00:00Z

    Some clear water emerged between the main parties at a recent social care roundtable discussion, hosted by The Princess Royal Trust for Carers.

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    Ward to onboard

    2010-03-11T00:00:00Z

    A firm that designs aircraft cabins has turned its attentions to the NHS, creating a recovery “lounge” that fits - or should that be that crams? - more beds in while requiring fewer nurses.

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    On yer bike Mike

    2010-03-11T00:00:00Z

    Despite being a firm supporter of evidence based intervention, international doyen of health inequality Sir Michael Marmot appears to also believe in Taoism.

  • Back for good?
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    Gillian Merron: back for good?

    2010-03-11T00:00:00Z

    After a mild lull, possibly due to a dance related injury, public health minister Gillian Merron is back.

  • Ask a stupid question...
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    Ask a stupid question...

    2010-03-11T00:00:00Z

    Pharmacists spend a lot of time talking about coughs, colds and stomach upsets, but at Southampton General Hospital they deal with a more intriguing set of dilemmas.

  • Weird corner
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    Weird corner

    2010-03-04T00:00:00Z

    And the prize for weirdest press release of the week goes to… The Stroke Association, which has formed an unlikely partnership with “evergreen collectable toy brand” Sylvanian Families.

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    Chair scare

    2010-03-04T00:00:00Z

    East of England managers watch out - Monitor policy director Robert Harris is planning to take a hard line in his upcoming role as the strategic health authority’s director of commissioning.