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Martin Sandler

Stories

  • ‘Patient opinion matters’Subscription

    22 April, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    Health services deal with people and their problems – patients, relatives, staff, politicians and media representatives.

  • What the doctor ordered: ‘Sickness rates are far too high’Subscription

    13 February, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    At this time of year, the NHS and its staff rise to magnificent heights. Epidemics of flu and norovirus sweep the nation, resulting in high rates of admission, opening of extra inpatient beds and enormous pressure on primary care, at a point when many frontline staff have got the dreaded lurgy themselves.