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    This Page is not for turning


    Northumbria Healthcare trust and its chief executive, Sue Page, are hailed nationally as a model of co-operative working, yet grassroots staff tell a different story. Paul Stephenson finds out why

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    Honour high


    Many of those who have played a key role in delivering the NHS modernisation agenda found their work recognised in the new year honours.

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    New year honours give nod to key modernisers


    Key players in the drive to modernise the NHS have been rewarded in the new year's honours list, with CBEs going to several senior managers for their work in driving forward reforms.

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    Moderniser Page faces tribunal showdown


    A clinical director of Northumbria Healthcare trust, whose chief executive, Sue Page, is a member of the NHS modernisation board, has resigned and is taking the trust to an employment tribunal.

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    Modernisers are just the usual suspects


    The NHS modernisation board seems, as the DoH admits, to consist largely of 'the people you would expect'. But, asks Claire Laurent, can they be truly independent? Why the overpowering emphasis on acute hospital issues? And what happened to partnership wi

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    Blair and Milburn split on criteria for new chief executive of NHS


    Health secretary Alan Milburn is caught in a row between the Department of Health and Number 10 over who to appoint as NHS chief executive, HSJ understands.

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    Week-long strike call as Unison members escalate PFI dispute


    Unison members have voted for a week-long strike in a further escalation of their dispute over a private finance initiative deal in Dudley.

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    Voices off


    A generous health secretary and a joking Opposition leader got warm receptions at the RCN Congress. It was when they left the stage that the dissent started, writes Kaye McIntosh

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    New Health Network: who's on the board...


    Chair: Claire Perry, chief executive, Bromley HA

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    in person


    Ian Cumming (above) has become chief executive of the recently created Morecambe Bay Hospitals trust. He was formerly chief executive of Lancaster Acute Hospitals trust and oversaw its merger with Furness Hospitals trust and Westmorland Hospitals trust to form the organisation he now leads.