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Article on Sir Liam's keynote speech at the ODA's Annual Dinner from ODA News Review: Journal for the Overseas Doctors' Association , November/December 2001, Vol. 9, Issue 6

Conisists of article entitled Professor Donaldson Pleadges Action Against Racists, in which Sir Liam's keynote speech at the Overseas Doctor's Association (ODA) is reported. Sir Liam acknowledged that problems exist, but stated that he was determined to make the National Health Service a fairer place for ethnic minority doctors.

Article featured on pages 8 to 9.

Articles entitled What's New in the British NHS? , from Health Affairs Journal , Volume 21, Number 3, May/June 2002

Consists of two articles and an interview with Alan Milburn, Health Secretary, on changes made by Labour under Sir Liam's guidance to the National Health Service. Includes;

Article by Peter C. Smith entitled Performance Management in British Health Care: Will It Deliver, in which he discusses how the United Kingdom struggles to integrate performance management with a system of clinical networks;

Article by Julia Le Grand entitled Further Tales from the British National Health Service, in which she discusses NHS reforms;

And an interview with Alan Milburn entitled A Time for Change in the British NHS

Articles and interview featured on pages 103 to 135.

Assuring the Quality of Medical Practice: Implementing Supporting Doctors, Protecting Patients

This report presents progress on the implementation of the proposals set out in the 1999 consultation document Supporting Doctors, Protecting Patients , which outlined a new approach for dealing with and preventing poor clinical performance.

It demonstrates how some of the original proposals changed in the light of responses received and announces the establishment of the National Clinical Assessment Authority to help NHS employers identify and resolve problems quickly through performance assessment and support services.

At Least Five a Week: Evidence on the Impact of Physical Activity and its Relationship to Health

This report, aimed at the NHS, specifically Public Health and Primary Care Trusts and those concerned with formulating policies and programmes, contains evidence linking physical activity with health and analysing the optimum level of activity that people should achieve. It calls for a change in attitudes towards active lifestyles, and suggests a target for exercise as 30 minutes of moderate-intensity training at least five times a week.

Attitudes to Medical Regulation and Revalidation of Doctors: Research Among Doctors and the General Public

Research study commissioned by Sir Liam and the Department of Health and prepared by MORI, social research institute, to inform the Advisory Group into Medical Regulation. Consists of summary of findings into qualitative and quantitative research among the general public and doctors (General Practioners), asking questions concerning medical regulation and revalidation.

Findings discussed at the 6th Advisory Group Meeting held on 22 September 2005, the Sub-Group Meeting held on 17 August 2005 and an additional commissioned survey from MORI of hospital doctors using similar criteria at the 9th Advisory Group Meeting held on 20 December 2005.

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