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19 December 2003

Mental health report
Mental health services have been praised for their user-friendly culture by the national health watchdog.

Learning from complaints
The NHS will become more responsive in future by improving the way it listens to complaints.

12 December 2003

Health university plan launched
A corporate university dedicated to improving the skills and knowledge of NHS staff at all levels has launched a four-year plan.

9 December 2003

Patient choice: the next steps
The next steps towards an NHS where every patient has a choice of when, where and how they are treated have been set out by the Department of Health.

Care records contract
Patients will have their own individual electronic health care record in the NHS by 2010.

Securing Good Health for the Whole Population: Population Health Trends
Derek Wanless, December 2003

8 December 2003

Staff praised
NHS staff have been praised for their hard work and commitment in cutting waiting times and providing more operations.

Electronic recruitment
A pilot electronic recruitment scheme for the NHS has been launched to make job finding easier to and reduce advertising costs.

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