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Magazine Archive 2009

9th February issue

Voicing choices Our second service user gathering was even livelier! If you came to Birmingham for our Voices for Choices conference last week, thank you for...

13th July issue

Goal of recovery Kicking the habit with sheer enthusiasm. What does ‘recovery’ mean to you? Come on, you must have an opinion – it’s been the...

26th January issue

On the lookout Can we always see the obvious routes to improvement? A story in the papers this week reported that surgeons would be required to...

29th June issue

One way, or another Let’s make sure we spend on treatment that works. Of course it makes sense to spend money on what works, and this...

12th January issue

See you in Brum! (If we can tear ourselves away from the new website) A happy new year to you, and this month brings us to...

15th June issue

Keep listening Why the minister must stay in touch with his troops. If the enthusiasm and commitment of those involved were a guarantee of success, then...

1st June issue

What’s up doc? Being an ‘agent of change’ is not the easiest job. The SMMGP conference – the event for Substance Misuse Management in General Practice...

16th November issue

Off the scale The Prof Nutt row is obscuring the real issues. The row over sacking Professor David Nutt has become intensely personal, to the point...

18th May issue

When credit’s due Small steps could help cash in on long-term results ‘Because of small and avoidable money problems, people’s treatment either stalled or stopped.’ This statement...

Closing the gaps Services must link to provide a stronger net. ‘We asked for help and ended up blamed.’ Sue Foreman’s story gives harrowing insight into...