'I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganising'

Our 'government of change'.reminds me of the following quotation:

'We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganised. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganising: and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress, while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralization.'

If this sounds familiar, you have a good memory. It was written by Consul Caius Petronius in 66AD, some time before the fall of the Roman Empire.

I think it describes the feeling within the NHS fairly accurately.

Philip Needham, Cardionetics Limited