Briefing

first_imgBriefingOn 1 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. A round-up of news from the professional journalsCNO demoted England’s chief nursing officer Sarah Mullally is being demoted by theGovernment. Under a move planned by NHS chief executive Nigel Crisp, the CNOwill no longer sit on the Department of Health’s board. Crisp wants to replaceits current 15 members with five directors – all believed to be men andincluding chief medical officer Professor Sir Liam Donaldson – leaving nursingwithout a voice at the department’s top table. Nursing Times, 21 February Agency shake-up The NHS in-house staff agency is to have a new national management structurein the wake of concerns over its ability to compete with private sectorcompanies. NHS Professionals will now be run by a special health authority. Thenew authority will be in place before the end of the year and will provide anational service to the NHS. Nursing Times, 28 February Cleaner hospitals Hospital cleanliness and the quality of food offered to patients havesignificantly improved, the Government has claimed. The first set of resultsfrom NHS Food Inspections, and the latest ratings from the national hospitalclean-up campaign, show that nearly 60 per cent of hospitals now have”good” standards of cleanliness and have been graded”green” under the latest traffic light ratings issued as part of theclean-up campaign. Nursing Times, 26 February Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

Pardew blasts Gunners over Cabaye

first_img “This is a terrific player.” Pardew now feels Newcastle are in the same situation as Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham, who have both had to fend off unwanted interest in Luis Suarez, Wayne Rooney and Gareth Bale respectively. And he believes it warrants the whole transfer window regulations being looked at again. “You put him in the Suarez and Bale situation which he has found himself in,” he said. “There is a question about the window being closed before we kick off the Premier League season. “I know the Premier League asked the European leagues to do it and they wouldn’t fall in line. “But after the summer we have had, the situations we have had, with Rooney as well, it is definitely something they need to put under the microscope again.” Press Association Pardew sent Cabaye back to the north-east, believing he was not in the right mental state to do himself justice after news of the approach leaked into the public domain. In his absence, Newcastle were hammered 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium and Pardew evidently was not impressed. Newcastle boss Alan Pardew accused Arsenal of a lack of respect for not waiting until after their Premier League encounter at Manchester City before making a bid for midfielder Yohan Cabaye. “I didn’t see any reason why that needed to happen,” said Pardew. “When you do a pre-season like we have and been very thorough and prepared for three days with a team that includes Cabaye, it is tough for his head to be turned on the eve of a game. “Why they couldn’t do us the respect and the honour of waiting until Tuesday evening is beyond me.” Pardew could have asked Cabaye to play, but he felt the Frenchman, who has also attracted interest from Manchester United this summer, would have found it impossible to concentrate. “It is a very difficult situation and hard to get your head round to play a game of this magnitude,” he said. “It is pretty obvious I am upset about it.” The bid was dismissed out of hand, with Pardew insisting it falls well below Newcastle’s valuation. “I am not sure of the exact terms of it (the bid) but it is below our valuation for sure,” said Pardew. last_img read more