Published: 22/04/2002, Volume II4, No. 5902 Page 21

Introductory Guide to Corporate Governance in the NHS HFMA Publications High-profile inquiries such as Bristol, combined with the introduction of foundation trusts, have put a spotlight on the complexities of effective governance.

The Healthcare Financial Management Association's guide includes a history of corporate governance and the external influences that impact on the NHS.There are chapters on clinical governance and controls assurance, as well as counter-fraud and corruption.

A section on future developments briefly considers the impact of foundation trusts, patient choice and payment by results.And there are chapters on how Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland differ in policy and implementation.

Health, Well-being and Older People Jan Reed, David Stanley and Charlotte Clarke Written by a social care team from Northumbria University, this book considers how best to establish a holistic approach to older people's services, looking at the available research and evidence underlying good practice.Topics include the nature of memory, sexuality, safety and risk and the lived environment.Age discrimination is also covered.

Palliative Care Nursing Ed Sheila Payne, Jane Seymour and Christine Ingleton An in-depth review of evidence-based practice, including communication, professional boundaries and specialist education.