Issue : The Salvadore, June 2006

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  • New CD regulations will not obstruct “another Shipman” who intends to kill Subscription

    30 JUN 2006 23:00

    Cathal Gallagher, PhD, MRPharmS, is a student at Nottingham Law School e-mail [email protected] Phil Noble/PA/Empics

  • What's on at Manchester - BPC 2006

    30 JUN 2006 23:00

    Conference essentials

  • Stopping another Shipman Subscription

    30 JUN 2006 23:00

    On 7 July, new legislation dealing with the handling of Controlled Drugs starts to come into force. It covers Scotland and Wales as well as England. However, different facets of the legislation will be enacted at different times in the three countries over the coming months. The main changes are outlined across five pages of this week's issue

  • Time to invest in prescribing? Subscription

    30 JUN 2006 23:00

    Payment by Results (PBR) was first introduced into the English NHS in April 2003 but the big bang came in April 2006 when the majority of inpatient and outpatient stays came under this new finance system.

  • Strong case for reclassification of salbutamol Subscription

    30 JUN 2006 23:00

    I share Paul Burgess’s concern about access to salbutamol inhalers (PJ, 24 June, p747).

  • This is getting ridiculous Subscription

    30 JUN 2006 23:00

    The health minister, Lord Warner, is quoted as saying that the central data depository IT project is now “at least” two years behind schedule and the cost has increased from £6.2bn to closer to £20bn (PJ, 3 June, p648). He should be so lucky. A reliable IT industry rule

  • Why does the disciplinary process take so long? Subscription

    30 JUN 2006 23:00

    Why does it take the Statutory Committee so long to bring people to book?

  • Disparaging remarks Subscription

    30 JUN 2006 23:00

    I was both surprised and saddened to read the concluding remarks made by the chairman of the Statutory Committee (Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, QC) in the case of Sarju Patel (PJ, 17 June, p735), in which he described Mr Patel as an “insolent young pup”. You might expect to read

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome is not the same as ME Subscription

    30 JUN 2006 23:00

    Onlooker’s article on chronic fatigue syndrome (PJ, 10 June, p688) does not make clear that chronic fatigue is not the same illness as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).

  • Almost invariably! (Mr A Asher) Subscription

    30 JUN 2006 23:00

    Onlooker wrote (PJ, 17 June, p726) that “politicians almost invariably try to drive home a point of view”. “Invariably” is an absolute and as such cannot be “almost”. The term “almost invariably” is a tautological inexactitude and is to be deprecated.

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