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The week issue 278 14-20 December 2012

The week issue 278 14-20 December 2012.

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On the agenda this week: The NHS Commissioning Board has published its planning guidance for commissioners for 2013-14, covering a set of outcomes against which to measure improvements; a review of quality assurance for NHS pathology services has been announced, following concerns at Sherwood Forest NHS Foundation Trust in October about pathology testing of breast cancers; and six areas around England have begun projects to help improve access to psychological therapies for those with severe mental illnesses.