My mission statement

The times we are working in now need a great deal of accelerated change and there must be no negotiating that down. So my mission statement for this part of my consultancy career is to be clear that there needs to be and will be a lot of change from the work that I do with individuals and organisations and if organisations don’t want that, then it is probably best to go somewhere else.

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Do you remember hearing at the Confed that the White Paper would not be issued?

Filed Under (Health Policy, Reform of the NHS, Secretary of State, White Paper) by Paul on 09-07-2010

I re-draw your attention to my post of 24th June  – at the end of the Confed. I mentioned that the Confed had been full of certainties about how the Secretary of State was in big trouble and that he would not be able to bring out the Government’s White Paper.
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The Government’s problem with the politics of “Exempting the NHS from the cuts”. The beginning of the attack on Health Ministers – from both sides.

Filed Under (Expenditure, Health Policy, Reform of the NHS) by Paul on 07-07-2010

July 7th has seen the first of the attacks from both sides that the Government health team will experience for the duration of their stay in charge of the Department. How they deal with both of these attacks will determine whether their stay in charge of the NHS is measured in weeks or years.
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Saving for the NHS by building a new business model for the health care of people with Long Term Conditions

Filed Under (NHS Providers, Public Health, Reform of the NHS, Third Sector) by Paul on 06-07-2010

The NHS, alongside all other health care systems in developed countries will soon run out of money. All of these systems have become used to increases in resources that have more than kept pace with the increased demand for health care caused by an aging population and increased public expectations.
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The proposed new architecture for the NHS – Public Health, an addendum

Filed Under (Health Policy, Public service reform, Reform of the NHS) by Paul on 01-07-2010

I learned yesterday (30/06/2010) that there will be a further Government white or green paper on public health – due out in September. Whilst the July White Paper on the NHS will be talking about the spending of £100 billion of public money on NHS commissioning of health care, it can probably be written with just a nod in the direction of other Government Departments. But this public health paper could end up being more important BOTH for what is left of the Department for Health and other Government Departments.
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