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  • Joe Farrington-Douglas and Ryan Reynolds
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    Lookey-Likey: Joe Farrington-Douglas and Ryan Reynolds

    2009-10-01T00:00:00Z

    NHS Confederation senior policy manager Joe Farrington-Douglas has not been moonlighting as a Hollywood actor - it’s his lookalike Ryan Reynolds.

  • Lord Darzi, porter
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    Lord Darzi, porter

    2009-10-01T00:00:00Z

    It has come to the attention of End Game that professor of surgery at Imperial College London and former health minister Lord Darzi once spent a day secretly working as a hospital porter.

  • Too cool for the NHS
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    Too cool for the NHS

    2009-10-01T00:00:00Z

    End Game wonders how trusts will respond to last week’s revelation that younger staff feel the NHS lacks street cred.

  • Talking the health economics talk
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    Talking the health economics talk

    2009-09-24T00:00:00Z

    Pleasing to learn that health economists, occasionally accused of being in a world of their own, at least share an international language.

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    Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board

    2009-09-24T00:00:00Z

    Congratulations to Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board, which will take over from the North Wales Trust and a clutch of smaller local health boards under the NHS Wales reorganisation.

  • Outgoing Monitor executive chair Bill Moyes
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    FT love letters

    2009-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Outgoing Monitor executive chair Bill Moyes took on an emotional tone, uncharacteristic both for himself and Foundation Trust Network conferences, at a network event last week.

  • Mike O'Brien
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    Former minister suffers art attack

    2009-09-17T00:00:00Z

    The Department of Health has been economising on its art collection - although whether by accident or as part of a planned recession busting measure remains unclear.

  • Swine flu love-in
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    Swine flu love-in

    2009-09-10T00:00:00Z

    Congratulations to the Department of Health for continuing to be transparent about its pandemic swine flu plans through holding its weekly love-in between the hacks from the nationals and the chief medical officer.

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    Mike Farrar: dancer

    2009-09-10T00:00:00Z

    When End Game jokily suggested that NHS North West chief executive Mike Farrar might partner up with TV’s Arlene Phillips in his new role as NHS health champion, little did we know that he was already an accomplished dancer.

  • Community

    Goldie takes on social care

    2009-09-10T00:00:00Z

    A campaign to promote social work careers has been wheeling out the great and good from celeb-land.

  • Trade union boss gets suited and booted
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    Trade union boss gets suited and booted

    2009-09-10T00:00:00Z

    It appears that the head of the Royal College of Nursing has finally dispensed with the union tag that went with the job, and has adopted a more managerial soubriquet.

  • Top secret
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    Top secret

    2009-09-03T00:00:00Z

    HSJ last week wrote about West Sussex PCT challenging two foundation trusts’ boards to meet in public.

  • High praise
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    High praise

    2009-09-03T00:00:00Z

    It is good to see trade union Unite is not afraid to blow its own trumpet.

  • GP pay
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    GP pay

    2009-09-03T00:00:00Z

    It was not quite turkeys voting for Christmas, but NHS Alliance chairman Michael Dixon came pretty close in his comment piece for the BBC website last week.

  • nurse uniform
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    Aunt’s agony

    2009-09-03T00:00:00Z

    The end of last week saw a negative report from the Patients Association on the state of NHS nursing, in which it cherry picked a few bad cases.

  • HSJ Offer - Free cinema tickets to see Julie & Julia
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    HSJ Offer - Free cinema tickets to see Julie & Julia

    2009-09-01T11:07:00Z

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

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    Czar toppled

    2009-08-27T00:00:00Z

    End Game hears that swine flu czar Ian Dalton encountered dangerous farmyard animals of a different kind last week, becoming the latest high profile dog walker to become the unfortunate victim of a herd of cows.

  • HSJ Offer - Free cinema tickets to see 500 Days Of Summer
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    HSJ Offer - Free cinema tickets to see 500 Days Of Summer

    2009-08-24T12:31:00Z

    Registered users can get free cinema tickets to see the new film 500 Days of Summer. Sign in now to claim your free tickets. Hurry, tickets are limited 

  • MedeConnect
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    Join the HSJ research panel and win prizes

     Welcome to the Health Service Journal Market Research site. On this page you can apply to join one of our new HSJ online research panels, for which you can win prizes!

  • Lookey-likey: swine flu and the Girl Guides
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    Lookey-likey: swine flu and the Girl Guides

    2009-08-06T09:00:00Z

    The swine flu logo used by junior doctors’ pressure group Remedy UK would not be out of place on the front cover of a Stephen King novel.