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  • Community

    Foundations cussed

    2010-02-04T00:00:00Z

    Research out last week, showing less than a quarter of people have had a real say on health and care services, chimed with the experience of End Game’s colleagues.

  • Lookey-Likey: Charlie Brooker + Morrissey = Mike Farrar?
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    Lookey-Likey: Charlie Brooker + Morrissey = Mike Farrar?

    2010-02-04T00:00:00Z

    If it were biologically possible for Guardian columnist Charlie Brooker (left) to have a love child with the Mancunian miserablist Morrissey (centre), their offspring would probably resemble a moody version of Mike Farrar, NHS North West chief executive (right).

  • Happy birthday, Helen Bevan
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    Happy birthday, Helen Bevan

    2010-02-04T00:00:00Z

    The NHS Institute’s director of service transformation Helen Bevan is known to never miss an opportunity for a learning experience, especially if she can combine it with rigorous exercise, ideally at sub-zero temperatures.

  • Community

    Treasury whine

    2010-01-28T00:00:00Z

    At a Number 10 reception for nurses last week, prime minister Gordon Brown was a suitably charming host - with one small exception.

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    Missing you

    2010-01-28T00:00:00Z

    The DH’s top brass were up before the health select committee last week for their annual grilling on where a fifth of the total public spending goes.

  • Lookey-Likey: Ian Gilmore and Nick Hewer
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    Lookey-Likey: Ian Gilmore and Nick Hewer

    2010-01-28T00:00:00Z

    Royal College of Physicians president Professor Ian Gilmore has been a regular face in the news recently thanks to his - as yet unsuccessful - calls for minimum pricing on alcohol.

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    Weak clean

    2010-01-28T00:00:00Z

    The NHS has done much to change public perception of its cleanliness over the years - PEAT inspections, stringent hygiene codes enforced by the Healthcare Commission and the Care Quality Commission and “deep cleans” of wards. But somehow the message does not seem to be getting through.

  • Humour academies
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    Humour academies

    2010-01-28T00:00:00Z

    At an HSJ conference last week, a psychologist said NHS managers should try using their sense of humour to bond with staff.

  • HSJ Offer - Free cinema tickets to see Astro Boy
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    HSJ Offer - Free cinema tickets to see Astro Boy

    2010-01-22T10:01:00Z

    Subscribers can get free cinema tickets to see the new film Astro Boy. Sign in now to claim your free tickets. Hurry, tickets are limited  

  • Lookey-Likey: Nuffield Trust and the Village People
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    Lookey-Likey: Nuffield Trust and the Village People

    2010-01-21T00:00:00Z

    HSJ was surprised to come across a snap of a dodgy Village People tribute act on the Nuffield Trust’s website.

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    Thin ice

    2010-01-21T00:00:00Z

    A new initiative by public health minister Gillian Merron aims to encourage families to walk their kids to school at least once a week as a way of becoming more active.

  • Community

    Trilby hat

    2010-01-21T00:00:00Z

    Spotted by End Game last week: NHS South West chief executive Sir Ian Carruthers and NHS QIPP lead Jim Easton messing around with a trilby hat in Mr Easton’s office.

  • Expletive tweeted
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    Expletive tweeted

    2010-01-21T00:00:00Z

    Conservative leader David Cameron was desperate not to slip up during a live webcast at the King’s Fund. He was answering questions submitted by the public via email and Twitter - despite having famously called users of the website a rude word during a radio interview last year.

  • Community

    Election slip

    2010-01-21T00:00:00Z

    Any brownie points earned by health secretary Andy Burnham during the Hoon-Hewitt plot to oust Gordon Brown were nearly lost when he appeared to give the election date away last week.

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    Joint job advert

    2010-01-21T00:00:00Z

    Having both the big NHS regulators without permanent chairs can’t be an ideal situation as a general election approaches, but every problem presents opportunities.

  • Community

    Positive spin

    2010-01-14T00:00:00Z

    While the NHS may be behind on implementing Maternity Matters, at least it is one step ahead when it comes to preparing for bad press.

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    Unhappy new year

    2010-01-14T00:00:00Z

    January is always a gloomy month and the Department of Health seems determined to keep it that way.

  • Love work?
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    Love work?

    2010-01-14T00:00:00Z

    The Daily Mail loves a good rant about greedy GPs and bungling NHS bosses, but could it inadvertently be harming its favourite type of reader - married couples?

  • Andy Burnham
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    Happy birthday, Mr Burnham

    2010-01-14T00:00:00Z

    How would you rather celebrate your 40th birthday? A party? A day out with the family? Or a grilling from the health select committee?

  • Community

    Simply long-winded

    2010-01-07T00:00:00Z

    End Game’s new year reading list includes what must be the Department of Health’s most ironic publication of recent months.