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EDITORIAL COMMENTHere, as promised, is our new cover to mark our 52nd Edition. Inside we have contributions from our Publications Committee and Reporters. All we needed for a special edition was your help. Well........ there's always next year.
********Whilst the occasion of the first birthday of "The Standard" should not go unheralded, it would be premature to close the chapter on the magazine's development at this point. In its first twelve months, those who have been involved with "The Standard" have encountered a fair number of difficulties, both with the mechanics and the policy of the magazine. If these have not yet been solved, then most of the pitfalls have been avoided. Of course, much remains to be done, and not the least of the challenges facing us is the encouragement of equality in the management and staff involvement in the running of "The Standard", and the realisation by all at Winwick that the magazine has a useful part to play in moulding the changes which are so rapidly occurring in the hospital service. The staff of "The Standard" are determined to continue tackling these problems. It would be remiss if appreciation was not expressed when well deserved. As a member of the Publications Committee I would like to thank all my colleagues who have worked towards keeping "The Standard" alive, but in particular I think that two people deserve special mention. One is Joe Jolley, who has been the key figure in the magazine's development, performing a difficult task as I believe no other person at Winwick could have done. The second, whose achievements may at first appear much simpler, is, I think, no less worthy of praise. Since our efforts to increase the number of reporters last October, Kathleen Appleton has submitted an article promptly every week, and has been an example to us all. The changes which occur with the beginning of Volume 2 of "The Standard" means that Joe Jolley yields his central role in the production of the magazine and becomes a member of the Publication Committee. His place is taken by Roger Bruton, our Assistant Education Officer, who has already proved a valuable asset to "The Standard" and will I believe, ensure its further development over the next twelve months.
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UNION COVERThe monthly branch meeting of the Confederation of Health Service Employees will be held in the Recreation Hall Annexe on Monday, June 5th at 9.00 p.m. Topics for discussion include "Employment of domestic staff for Sunday Work" and "Proposed changes in ward staffing by Senior Ward nurses". All members are asked to attend to discuss these important subjects.