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Format: 2014-04-19
Format: 2014-04-19

Peer Review in Belgium: Health System Performance Assessment

19 May 2014
Belgium piloted its first Health System Performance Assessment (HSPA) framework in 2008. The framework provides the basis to improve decision-making in health systems. Taking the Belgian experience...

Syria-held French journalists freed

19 Apr 2014
Four French journalists held captive in Syria for months have been freed and are in "good health", says President Francois Hollande.

Poison Pen: The Trouble With Rice

18 Apr 2014
The rice plant is one of nature’s great metal scavengers, with potential health consequences for consumers.

Report calls for talks on consultant pay gap

19 Apr 2014
A new report has urged that action be taken to close the pay gap between new entrant hospital consultants and those who have been in their posts for a number of years. Health Minister James Reilly...

'Coombe must improve hygiene'

19 Apr 2014
Hygiene deficits have been discovered in an inspection  of Dublin's Coombe maternity hospital by the health safety body HIQA. HIQA has said the Coombe must now revise and amend its quality...

Young? Melancholic? Take comfort from your literary forebears | John Sutherland

18 Apr 2014
Literature has long echoed with the gloomy anthems of doomed youth. Not many poems around on structural inequality, though Anthem for Doomed Youth Wilfred Owen called his most famous poem. In 1917,...

Appointment of a non-executive financial member to the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS)

18 Apr 2014
Health Minister, Edwin Poots, today announced the appointment of a non-executive Financial Member to the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Agency (NIFRS) for a four year period. Mr Gordon...

The battle to save Lambeth's modernist sheltered housing

18 Apr 2014
Designed by celebrated architect Kate Macintosh, 269 Leigham Court Road is a modernist gem, but Lambeth council wants to sell it off. Oliver Wainwright meets the architect and residents to find out...

Zoonotic Tuberculosis: Mycobacterium bovis and Other Pathogenic Mycobacteria, 3rd Edition

18 Apr 2014
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