Strategic health authorities will struggle to do their jobs properly because of 'draconian' staff cuts, union Managers in Partnership has warned.

A Department of Health drive to publish more success rates for NHS services has split members of an expert panel charged with deciding what can be measured. They agree that using outcomes reported by trusts and patients is crucial, but members have different views over how easy it will be to apply throughout the NHS.

Concerns have been raised over the future of choice as a major Department of Health policy document has yet to see the light of day.


Helen Bevan explains why the new rule is to move beyond best practice to signature processes.

Paul Jennings discusses the power of the staff intranet.


Daloni Carlisle reports on how specialist services and agencies serving clusters of primary care trusts are helping to give commissioners the support they need.

Stuart Shepherd highlights what is being done to prepare for the new building assessment methods that are looming for the NHS.

David Lock looks at guidance that will assist with confident recruitment from abroad.