DH appoints director of patient and public affairs
The Department of Health has appointed Joan Saddler as director of patient and public affairs.
Ms Saddler, who will take up the post this spring, is currently chair of Waltham Forest primary care trust and was a founder and joint chair of the first national black and minority ethnic forum for clinicians and leaders.
Financial penalties are being lifted from high-profile standards including cancer and elective waiting times, so far without attracting much attention. How is this happening? And will it work, asks Rob Findlay
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