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    Here's one I read earlier

    2010-01-07T00:00:00Z

    Top marks to the NHS Sustainable Development Unit for its imaginative use for old copies of HSJ.

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    Why God created FTs

    2010-01-07T00:00:00Z

    Foundation trusts were created as a key plank of new Labour’s NHS reform process. True or false? Well, false actually.

  • Not so lovely bubbly
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    Not so lovely bubbly

    2010-01-07T00:00:00Z

    In these tighter times, the sight of the champagne flowing all night at the NHS Confederation Christmas reception raised a few eyebrows.

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    Nutty boys

    2010-01-07T00:00:00Z

    End Game believes that DH senior staff should be commended for their candid descriptions of the recession and impending public spending squeeze.

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    Drivel drowns

    2009-12-17T00:00:00Z

    If talk of back office cuts left the Department of Health feeling glum last week, at least it could revel in the fact it was the only government department to win an “award” from the Plain English Campaign.

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    Don't mention the tar!

    2009-12-17T00:00:00Z

    Shh! We all know smoking kills, but reminding smokers of the fact apparently sends them into a nicotine laden depression.

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    The Daily Hate Mail

    2009-12-17T00:00:00Z

    Blooper of the week goes to the Daily Mail. A hack phoned a senior member of the editorial team overseeing HSJ and its sister magazine Nursing Times, to ask for the name and contact details of an agency nurse.

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    Bad karma

    2009-12-17T00:00:00Z

    One does not often find Eastern mystical concepts in medical device alerts from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

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    Let's pretend

    2009-12-10T00:00:00Z

    End Game has found some peculiar interpretations of the commissioning for quality and innovation (CQUIN) payment for performance framework.

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    Groundhog day

    2009-12-10T00:00:00Z

    Politicians do tend to reannounce sexy policies, and there is certainly a need for a bit of glitz at the moment.

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    Beware of patient Belfield

    2009-12-10T00:00:00Z

    While there is much debate over the correlation, or lack thereof, between Dr Foster’s mortality risk stats and Care Quality Commission findings, there does appear to be one sure way of predicting trouble at your trust.

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    Satisfaction or your life back

    2009-12-10T00:00:00Z

    On the day the media was full of horror stories about Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust, End Game was unsurprised to receive an email from the Essex County Council and NHS South West Essex press offices.

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    Ash-en faced

    2009-12-10T00:00:00Z

    Publications have to be terribly careful about the adverts they place next to stories, as a bungled decision can lead to a storm of angry letters.

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    Question time

    2009-12-03T00:00:00Z

    Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee appeared a little muddled while chairing a panel debate at last week’s Managers in Partnership conference. Turning to health minister Mike O’Brien, she demanded to know how he was going to cut NHS administration costs by a third.

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    Twitter lesson

    2009-12-03T00:00:00Z

    Social networking site Twitter is enjoying a huge profile thanks to campaigns against public figures who criticise national institutions such as the NHS and Stephen Gately.

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    Hob-nobbing

    2009-12-03T00:00:00Z

    The latest list of meetings between ministers and outside interest groups is seen by some as an indicator of who’s flavour of the month.

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    Eyes on the prize

    2009-12-03T00:00:00Z

    A revered statesman has been taking time out from hand-shaking duties to shamelessly flirt with one of our health ministers. The minister - who also remains anonymous - was overheard discussing an encounter in which the international star seemed a little distracted.

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    Talking bull

    2009-12-03T00:00:00Z

    The Department of Health learnt a lesson about partnership working last week, when it turned its hand to climate change policy.

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    HSJ Awards 2009 in pictures

    2009-12-01T13:12:00Z

    The winners of the HSJ Awards 2009 were recognised at a dinner at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel last night 

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    Which leaders inspire you?

    2009-11-30T15:45:00Z

    Following on from HSJ’s prestigious annual leadership forum, held today in London, we would like to find out who your leadership role models are.