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Article by Sir Liam entitled Clinical Performance in the National Health Service , from Surgical Competence: Challenges of Assessment in Training and Practice

Consists of article by Sir Liam in which he discusses clinical performance in the NHS, how it has developed, what some of the problems have been and how these are being addressed.

Part of a publication by The Royal College of Surgeons of England and The Smith and Nephew Foundation, derived from proceedings of a conference held on 2 November 1999.

Article featured on pages 17 to 29.

Article by Sir Liam entitled_ Engaging for Change from Take Care: A Sense of Direction _, East Lanacshire Teaching Primary Care Trust's magazine

Consists of article by Sir Liam entitled Engaging for Change, in which he discusses the components of the public health system in the UK and how Primary Care Trusts help design and shape these systems to address local needs.

Article featured on page 7.

Take Care: A Sense of Direction was produced by East Lancashire Teaching Primary Care Trust as a celebration of 60 years of the National Health Service and as part of East Lancashire PCT's Take Care campaign to keep people up-to-date with the latest changes to health services in the area.

Article by Sir Liam entitled For the Good of the Patient , in Rejuvenate or Retire: Views of the NHS at 60

Consists of reflection by Sir Liam on the shift in the balance of power from doctors to patients because of the serious incidents of rogue or underperforming doctors, such as Harold Shipman and Beverley Allitt, and systematic failures, such as the retention of children's organs at Alder Hey Hospital without consent, during his time as Chief Medical Officer. Discusses the work done to create a more patient focused NHS in terms of standards, policies and procedures promoting patient safety and empowerment, and the need for a patient centred NHS to be systematically developed in the future.

Rejuvenate or Retire: Views of the NHS at 60 was published by the Nuffield Trust and edited by Nicholas Timmins to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the National Health Service. Article featured on pages 136 to 137.

Article by Sir Liam entitled Inequalities Must Be Addressed , from Health Service Journal , November 2006

Consists of cutting of introductory article by Sir Liam on the need to address regional and social health inequalities in England. Discusses his experiences in northern England, as previously discussed in his 2001 Annual Report, the action plans put in place by the Department of Health to prioritise these inequalities through the NHS and other sectors and the need for tangible solutions.

Article featured on page 2.

Article by Sir Liam entitled Life Changing: Child Abuse , from British Medical Journal , Vol. 339, No. 7735

Consists of article by Sir Liam as part of a series on the moment or decision which has had the greatest impact on doctor's careers. Discusses the Cleveland Child abuse crisis which Sir Liam had to handle in his role as Regional Medical Officer for the Northern Regional Health Authority in 1987, where 121 children in Cleveland were diagnosed by Dr Marietta Higgs and Dr Geoffrey Wyatt as having been sexually abused and taken into care. Includes background to the crisis, Sir Liam's personal involvement and the skills and lessons he learnt from the experience, particulalry for his role as Chief Medical Officer.

Article featured on page 192.

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