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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Some arguments about political continuities and the creation of Foundation Trusts

Filed Under (BBC, Foundation Trusts) by Paul on 17-01-2013

Some commentators have been kind enough to suggest that I played a role in developing the NHS reform policy that created Foundation Trusts.

Some commentators on this blog have made the same point – only in a very different way – suggesting that this reform was the start of a process that the Tories have continued with their current reforms, and that all of this is bad for the NHS. Read the rest of this entry »

Patient choice and the NHS – the debate goes public

Filed Under (BBC, Health Policy, Primary Care Trusts) by Paul on 29-03-2011

The BBC has just launched its own analysis on Radio 4’s Today programme examining NHS progress toward the development of competition. Nick Triggle’s report also appeared on the BBC’s website. Read the rest of this entry »