Correspondence

The week: issue 279 21 December 2012 – 3 January 2013

The week: issue 279 21 December 2012 – 3 January 2013.

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On the agenda this week: Hospitals will have a new information system to help doctors and nurses spot children suffering from abuse and neglect; a new hard-hitting campaign has been launched to encourage smokers to quit in 2013;  and the Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies has become one of the first doctors in the UK to gain medical revalidation from the General Medical Council.