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  • Scrabble champion
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    Scrabble champion

    2009-11-26T00:00:00Z

    As if working in the health service were not sufficiently challenging, End Game has learnt that one NHS back room worker has bigger fish to fry.

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    Brave new title for QIPP

    2009-11-26T00:00:00Z

    The task of running the NHS with likely funding cuts appears to have gained yet another catchy title.

  • Ben Fogle
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    Doggy bag

    2009-11-26T00:00:00Z

    End Game’s colleagues were invited to take part in a “unique” fundraising auction while attending the Family Planning Association’s annual dinner and dance.

  • Andy Burnham
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    Acute sarcasm

    2009-11-26T00:00:00Z

    HSJ reported in late September that Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust’s foundation application was being blocked by health minister Mike O’Brien.

  • Dial something beginning with 9 for emergency
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    Dial something beginning with 9 for emergency

    2009-11-26T00:00:00Z

    End Game has identified a potential gap in the Department of Health’s awareness campaigns.

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    Dutch fluffiness

    2009-11-19T00:00:00Z

    If you think British politicians are unhelpful in their tendency to pay more attention to Daily Mail headlines than rational decision making, pity the poor Dutch.

  • Courses for horses
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    Courses for horses

    2009-11-19T00:00:00Z

    To mark last week’s chief nursing officer’s conference, Today programme attack dog John Humphrys was set on chief nursing officer Christine Beasley and Unison head of nursing Gail Adams to thrash out whether nurses really need degrees.

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    Care Quality Combat?

    2009-11-19T00:00:00Z

    The Care Quality Commission currently sits safely in the knowledge it comes top of the list when anyone types the acronym CQC into Google.

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    Regulated behaviour

    2009-11-19T00:00:00Z

    HSJ last week revealed former Healthcare Commission chair Sir Ian Kennedy had complained about the Commons health select committee’s patient safety report.

  • Policy streams
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    Policy streams

    2009-11-12T00:00:00Z

    Now you may be worried about an endless stream of new initiatives and top-down reorganisations heading your way some time after June next year.

  • Clare Chapman
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    Inspiring tunes

    2009-11-12T00:00:00Z

    Delegates at the NHS Employers conference were chomping at the bit to hear Department of Health workforce director Clare Chapman’s speech.

  • QIPP tsar Jim Easton
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    Freudian QIPP?

    2009-11-12T00:00:00Z

    Whoops. QIPP tsar Jim Easton opened his blog post on ournhs.nhs.uk last week by explaining: “I’m responsible for looking at the issues surrounding how we achieve quality while almost meeting the financial challenges ahead.”

  • Chewing the fat
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    Chewing the fat

    2009-11-12T00:00:00Z

    Endgame has been pondering the issue of obesity this week after a press release for a new weightloss franchise dropped into the HSJ inbox.

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    Wading in

    2009-11-05T00:00:00Z

    Andy Burnham will have been doing underwater somersaults last week after seeing figures showing nearly six million people had taken part in free swimming sessions.

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    What's in a name?

    2009-11-05T00:00:00Z

    A “popular” competition to find a name for a new health centre in Manchester attracted “countless entries”, according to a press release received by HSJ.

  • Marathon manager
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    Marathon manager

    2009-11-05T00:00:00Z

    With all the talk of pay freezes and spending freezes, you might have thought the life of an NHS manager was cold and barren enough these days.

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    Herbal medicine

    2009-11-05T00:00:00Z

    Another anecdote from health minister Ann Keen that proves kids say the funniest things.

  • HSJ Offer - Free cinema tickets to see Harry Brown
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    HSJ Offer - Free cinema tickets to see Harry Brown

    2009-11-02T15:09:00Z

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

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    No room for weight loss surgery

    2009-10-29T00:00:00Z

    Politically incorrect chuckles abound in one unnamed NHS trust’s board.

  • Washing up is hard to do
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    Washing up is hard to do

    2009-10-29T00:00:00Z

    It’s good the hand hygiene message is getting through loud and clear - perhaps a little too loud and clear.