Dave Prentis, deputy general secretary of Unison, examines a 'safe syringe' with Pauline Anderson, a staff nurse at St Mark's Hospital, London, at the launch of a Unison campaign against needlestick injuries.
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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