GPs in some of the poorest areas of the country are failing to identify patients with coronary heart disease and treat them effectively, HSJ's analysis suggests.

A letter leaked to HSJ has revealed the strained relationship between the government and the Healthcare Commission following the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells infection outbreak.

In the wake of the west London fire, Ingrid Torjesen looks at how the hospital coped and whether emergency planning has moved on since 7/7.

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Christmas came early for me insofar as all the objectives I wanted to deliver were prioritised in the NHS operating framework. I was delighted to see health inequalities in there, says Maggie Rae.

Wrangling over the precise remit of the forthcoming Care Quality Commission continues apace, writes Rebecca Evans.

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Judges for the HSJ Award for acute healthcare organisation of the year said if you pulled together all the best practice around the country, you would have the perfect trust. So what would it look like, asks Daloni Carlisle.

Making things better in the health service is less about the nitty gritty than values, leadership, will and skill, write John Oldham and Paul Corrigan.

The NHS could save up to£400m a year in length-of-stay costs with some simple measures, argues Andrew Webb.

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