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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Learning from other health care systems in reform – Finland

Filed Under (Finland, Health Policy, Public Health) by Paul on 13-01-2011

This week I have spent 3 days in Finland talking to clinicians, civil servants and managers about reforming their health services. I was invited to talk to two very different gatherings about some of the lessons from my experience of the last decade of reform in England. Of course the really interesting issues that come out of explaining your own nation’s experience is how much you have to learn about another one. Every time you make a point about some aspect of reform in England – for that point to stick – you have to make the idea work in a very different set of circumstances and ones that you need to carefully relate to your own. Read the rest of this entry »