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  • Gold diggers
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    Gold diggers

    2009-10-29T00:00:00Z

    Times are hard. Amid talk of pay freezes and “tough decisions” it seems some NHS hospitals are helping staff sell their jewellery.

  • Infection control
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    Infection control stage dive?

    2009-10-29T00:00:00Z

    Hospital infection experts from all over Europe descended on London last week to hear the NHS success story in combating rates of hospital associated infections.

  • Bonfire of the parking lots
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    Bonfire of the parking lots

    2009-10-29T00:00:00Z

    Nothing inflames (geddit?!) the public like hospital parking fees - but the people of Hastings have gone a step further. The bonfire society built three 40ft pig effigies with snouts in a giant trough, which were torched in an early bonfire night celebration.

  • Cheese balls
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    Cheese balls

    2009-10-29T00:00:00Z

    Last week the health policies of the two leading political parties were made to look decidedly cheesy.

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    Postcode lottery

    2009-10-22T00:00:00Z

    End Game is always quick to point out the gaffes of red faced health managers and policy wonks, so it seems only fair to highlight blunders closer to home.

  • George Lechat, therapist
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    George Lechat, therapist

    2009-10-22T00:00:00Z

    Many NHS staff have spent years lobbying and marching to gain official recognition from regulators, but perhaps they should try running around in circles or catching mice instead.

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    Feeling the pinch

    2009-10-22T00:00:00Z

    We know things are getting tight for MPs with their weekly cleaning bills capped at just £40 each, but poor health secretary Andy Burnham really seems to be feeling the pinch.

  • Fake fake fags
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    Fake fake fags

    2009-10-22T00:00:00Z

    We all know about the dangers posed by cigarettes - but what about fake cigarettes?

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    Don't blame the civil servants

    2009-10-22T00:00:00Z

    Mike O’Brien, so successful as a junior minister that he has been one almost continuously since 1997, has an unfortunate habit of upsetting civil servants.

  • HSJ Competition - Win a World Diabetes Day Prize
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    HSJ Competition - Win a World Diabetes Day Prize

    2009-10-19T16:05:00Z

    Registered users can win a World Diabetes Day prize. Register or sign in now for your chance.  

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    In a muddle

    2009-10-15T00:00:00Z

    Speaking at the Conservative Party conference, the NHS Confederation’s chief executive Steve Barnett was keen to extol the virtues of managers and clinicians working together to develop innovative ways to improve patient care and reduce cost.

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    Keep me waiting

    2009-10-15T00:00:00Z

    Fresh from causing controversy at the Conservative conference, Stonewall chief executive Ben Summerskill caused another stir at the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust diversity summit.

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    The other half

    2009-10-15T00:00:00Z

    With talk of job losses and pay cuts abounding, NHS staff are gearing up for a zero sum game, accusing other clinical professions of being underworked and ineffective.

  • Andrew Lansley
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    The three Es

    2009-10-15T00:00:00Z

    If education is all about the three Rs, it seems that health, under the Tories anyway, will be focused on the three Es.

  • Jumping the pay cut gun
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    Jumping the pay cut gun

    2009-10-15T00:00:00Z

    You might have expected the Royal College of Nursing to quickly denounce the Tories’ plans to freeze pay after they were announced last Tuesday. But, by the end of the day, HSJ had not heard a thing.

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    And it started with a kiss...

    2009-10-08T00:00:00Z

    The Sun may have turned blue, or perhaps bluer, urging readers to vote Conservative. But another traditional Tory newspaper appears to have gone over to the other side - at least that’s how it appeared at the Labour Party conference last week. And all it took was one kiss.

  • Health secretary spotting
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    Health secretary spotting

    2009-10-08T00:00:00Z

    End Game indulged itself in a childish game at last week’s Labour conference in Brighton, namely I Spy former health secretaries.

  • Bradshaw's new brief
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    Bradshaw's new brief

    2009-10-08T00:00:00Z

    Former health minister Ben Bradshaw must be really attached to his new brief as culture secretary.

  • free parking award
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    Poles dancing ahead on fraud

    2009-10-08T00:00:00Z

    Poland edged it over England on the health front this week. But how? I hear you ask.

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    On the menu

    2009-10-01T00:00:00Z

    Flamboyant chef Keith Floyd may have died this month but his memory is living on, at least in one hospital.