Published: 30/05/2002, Volume II2, No. 5807 Page 19

One unquestionably positive piece of news came in Mr Milburn's pledge to reduce the avalanche of paper that descends on managers from Richmond House's snowy summit. It is something, of course, that HSJ had called for just one day earlier in this column. Simply serendipity no doubt, though we did hear that the health secretary was busying tweaking his speech as he swept into Harrogate on Friday morning...