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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Take a few steps back to understand what failing hospitals really mean for the NHS – and why we need to do something serious when they do.

Filed Under (Francis Report, Healthcare delivery, Hospital Trusts, Localities) by Paul on 28-01-2013

Last week I drew the analogy between the role of the administrator in the NHS and the fact that someone with the same name – administrator – winds up High Street retail chains like HMV. The point I was trying to make was that the announcement of an administrator for HMV was recognised as being the end of the line for the current organisation of a failed chain of stores. However when an administrator  was announced for South London Healthcare Trust it was seen as another opportunity to develop the trust with the minimal amount of change. Read the rest of this entry »

Administrators, in the NHS and in the real world

Filed Under (Hospital Trusts) by Paul on 21-01-2013

Over the last few months I have been bemused at how the politics of the NHS have tried to grapple with the report of the administrator sent in to deal with the failure of South London Health Care. It seems to me that the Government have positioned the role of the administrator entirely incorrectly.

This was brought into sharp relief by last Tuesday’s announcement that an administrator had been sent into deal with the failure of HMV. Look at the press and media comment on the role of this administrator. Read the rest of this entry »

The word from the administrator is that South London Healthcare trust is too big to save..

Filed Under (Hospital Trusts) by Paul on 31-10-2012

The report from the administrator for South London Healthcare will be worth careful reading for a number of reasons.

The headline is clear. The trust is too big and needs to be broken up before any real plans can be made to save or improve the services that it provides. Read the rest of this entry »