The Department of Health has published a service delivery agreement describing how the promises in the NHS plan are going to be achieved between 2001-04.
The agreement spells out in detail how the key 'must do' targets making up the plan's public service agreement will be delivered. It includes the DoH's contribution to other government public service targets.
With over 10,000 health-related websites in the world, the World Health Organisation this week published proposals for the creation of a '. health' suffix as a guarantee of reliability.
A survey by charity Arthritis Care of 1,500 people with the condition in 43 towns and cities across the UK reveals that over 80 per cent do not have a basic knowledge of arthritis, its management or treatment options.
Food critic and former Masterchef TV presenter Loyd Grossman is to head a panel of celebrity chefs including Anton Edelman, head chef of the Savoy, and Mark Hix, head chef of the group which owns The Ivy and Le Caprice, to produce a national NHS menu, it was announced this week. See Comment, page 21.
Stephanie Moore, the widow of England's 1966 World Cup captain Bobby Moore, who died from bowel cancer, opened the first of what is hoped to be a string of Bobby Moore units, at Stepping Hill Hospital, part of Stockport Hospitals trust in Stockport, last week.
Two university chairs are to be funded by PPP Healthcare Medical Trust, a health charity. The trust has invited applications from universities for two professorial chairs each worth£3m over 15 years. They will be in learning disability and health economics. Further details are available from PPP Healthcare Medical Trust,13 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PQ.Tel:020-7307 2622.