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    Chlamydia cinema

    2009-08-06T09:00:00Z

    After NHS Hull controversially bought a yacht as part of a youth development scheme, it appears other primary care trusts have come up with equally innovative approaches to improving public health. Or, as the Daily Mail put it, they have taken the opportunity “to blow taxpayers’ money in more imaginative ...

  • Climate change confusion
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    Climate change confusion

    2009-08-06T09:00:00Z

    Civil servants are notorious sticklers for detail, but one glaring blooper somehow made it past Whitehall quality control.

  • Free cinema tickets to see Imagine That
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    HSJ Offer - Free cinema tickets to see Imagine That

    2009-08-03T14:46:00Z

    Registered users can get up to four free cinema tickets to see the new film Imagine That. Sign in now to claim your free tickets. Hurry, tickets are limited

  • The supposed link between autism and the MMR vaccine has been debunked, and last year the Department of Health gave trusts up to £60,000 to boost uptake of the jab. However, its website seems to have been a little slow to catch on.
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    Slow jab

    2009-07-30T00:00:00Z

    The supposed link between autism and the MMR vaccine has been debunked, and last year the Department of Health gave trusts up to £60,000 to boost uptake of the jab. However, its website seems to have been a little slow to catch on.

  • NHS Choices contains handy advice for members of the public who fear that they may have symptoms of swine flu, with details on death rates and extra help for high risk groups.
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    Under current

    2009-07-30T00:00:00Z

    NHS Choices contains handy advice for members of the public who fear that they may have symptoms of swine flu, with details on death rates and extra help for high risk groups.

  • Unsolicited press releases bearing little relation to health policy and management have a tendency to annoy busy HSJ journalists, but rarely do they offend or shock.
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    Bad language

    2009-07-30T00:00:00Z

    Unsolicited press releases bearing little relation to health policy and management have a tendency to annoy busy HSJ journalists, but rarely do they offend or shock.

  • Like chat show host and Eurosceptic Robert Kilroy-Silk, the Audit Commission's managing director of health Andy McKeon has had a glittering media career.
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    Lookey Likey: Andy McKeon and Robert Kilroy-Silk

    2009-07-30T00:00:00Z

    Like chat show host and Eurosceptic Robert Kilroy-Silk, the Audit Commission’s managing director of health Andy McKeon has had a glittering media career.

  • After being accused of being teetotal on Question Time, health secretary Andy Burnham will have been keen to prove otherwise at the Department of Health's annual drinks reception for journalists last week.
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    Party piece

    2009-07-23T00:00:00Z

    After being accused of being teetotal on Question Time, health secretary Andy Burnham will have been keen to prove otherwise at the Department of Health’s annual drinks reception for journalists last week.

  • East Kent Hospitals University foundation trust took it all in its stride when a 13-year-old hawk turned up to visit patient Karen Pearson. Ms Pearson was missing the bird of prey, Belle, which belongs to her partner Bob Barlow, so a reunion in the hospit
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    Flight of fancy

    2009-07-23T00:00:00Z

    Some NHS trusts get terribly wound up over visiting times, imposing strict restrictions on the numbers and ages of those who can see patients.

  • Lord Darzi's official leaving date may not be until the recess, but his Richmond House office looked pretty bare as HSJ passed it on the way to a briefing at the DH.
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    Where's Darzi?

    2009-07-23T00:00:00Z

    Lord Darzi’s official leaving date may not be until the recess, but his Richmond House office looked pretty bare as HSJ passed it on the way to a briefing at the DH.

  • When Derby Hospitals foundation trust made a chaplain available for staff spooked by ghostly sightings, managers strenuously denied claims that they were planning an exorcism.
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    Ghost of a chance

    2009-07-23T00:00:00Z

    When Derby Hospitals foundation trust made a chaplain available for staff spooked by ghostly sightings, managers strenuously denied claims that they were planning an exorcism.

  • Health minister Mike O'Brien and TV presenter Phillip Schofield
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    Lookey Likey: O'Brien and Schofield

    2009-07-16T00:00:00Z

    Health minister Mike O’Brien and TV presenter Phillip Schofield are both blessed with a mop of grey hair and the gift of the gab.

  • David Amess, Conservative MP for Southend West was the source of the story that eleven thousand children under 16 are hooked on drink and drugs
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    Spin cycle

    2009-07-16T00:00:00Z

    Political spindoctors are clearly gearing up for a general election, taking every opportunity to seize the initiative.

  • Bill Moyes
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    Moyes not so happy to be in two places at once

    2009-07-09T00:00:00Z

    Monitor executive chair Bill Moyes claims he supports the decision to separate his post into chief executive and chair on his departure.

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    A nasty shock to the Googles

    2009-07-09T00:00:00Z

    Hsj.co.uk, is all for responding to web users’ demand for content, but some requests will probably never be fulfilled.

  • Endgame backstab
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    Sir Bruce Keogh cuts up rough

    2009-07-09T00:00:00Z

    The normally charming NHS medical director Sir Bruce Keogh told HSJ that medical managers who think they can carry out a couple of operations a week are “just crazy”, and “nobody would regard you as a hard-hitting surgeon”.

  • Lord Darzi
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    HSJ and a bit of satire and Darzi's sorted

    2009-07-09T00:00:00Z

    Interesting to dissect the reading habits of the pre-reshuffle health ministers - a parliamentary answer last week revealed that while most of Lord Darzi’s colleagues had several “periodicals” delivered to their private office in May, he survives on just HSJ and Private Eye.

  • Lookeylikey Wilder/Moyes
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    Lookey Likey: Wilder and Moyes

    2009-07-02T00:00:00Z

    Bushy haired actor Gene Wilder bears quite a resemblance to Monitor chief executive Bill Moyes, one reader has found.

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    When is good news not good news?

    2009-07-02T00:00:00Z

    Talk about hiding your light under a bushel. HSJ contacted Camden primary care trust press office this week to ask for a picture of its staff using a swine flu planning tool it invented, which is being recommended nationally by the Department of Health.

  • STD clinic
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    Off Diary: not itching to reveal their STDS

    2009-07-02T00:00:00Z

    Journalistic perks are few and far between when you write about the NHS.