Patrick Newman's Comments
Cameron's criticism of Wales is usually to deflect criticism of England's NHS but unfortunately neither Welsh nor English Labour seem well briefed enough to counter his jibes. When the NHS funding crisis finally hits the fan later this year or early next one wonders if the narrative that it's worse next door will impress!
Comment on: Shut off the foundation trust pipeline
FT's are themselves a big distraction from a rationally managed National Health Service in that they create and empower special interest entities with inherent sub-optimum agendas. It is silo-ology at its worst. Milburn and New Labour have a lot to answer for. They go with the internal market philosophy and are a precursor to the soft privatisation of the NHS. Well, are FT's a great leap forward?
Good idea as many HWB's are floundering with disaffected public health staff.
Anon 1:12 pm - good summary. The problems reported above would find rich resonance in most CCG areas. Of course money has nothing to do with it. Fortunately MK is a FT so a solution will be easy!
Comment on: UK performance gap closing, study reveals
Outsourcing is gathering pace as a result of the new CCG's and S 75 so it is a little early to draw these conclusions. Furthermore the study seems to indicate that all health services have been short changed on being ring fenced against austerity in real terms unless these figures are real terms growth?
Comment on: Serco estimates £18m losses on health contracts
Another recent failure of the private sector was the Stevenage Surgicentre run by Carillion which got so bad it had to be handed over to the local trust who inherited a £2M deficit as a result. Carillion walked off with £6M+ post termination payments. The problem is ideological and its statutory expression - 2012 Act S75.
To lose two directors is.....
I suggest Dynamo as a few miracles are needed and it would help with the ethnic balance.
Just how long will this all take. Will it come up with something that is a clear winner over sliced bread and be available before the NHS reaches the predicted abyss!
Comment on: Comment: CCGs must hold their nerve
OK Anon 1.59 I confess to use of hyperbole in my remarks on CCG's but merge they will.