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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Why did Bevan favour “centralised financial responsibility and de-centralised administration at the periphery.” for the NHS in 1948?

Filed Under (Labour Party, Nye Bevan, Reform of the NHS) by Paul on 24-04-2012

For readers interested only in the NHS I’m afraid this is going to be a bit of history lesson of the world of left-wing politics in the mid 20th century. For younger readers interested in politics it will be a small lesson from history that may explain some of the ways in which politics work today. Read the rest of this entry »

Bevan’s view of the NHS was more nuanced and more clever than that of some of his current ‘followers’.

Filed Under (Health Policy, Nye Bevan, Reform of the NHS) by Paul on 23-04-2012

Last week I began a process of asking questions about the different things that different people want to ‘save’ about the NHS.

I’m continuing the theme with this post – but from the other end of the telescope. This post considers an interesting phrase that Nye Bevan used to describe the NHS that he was creating. Read the rest of this entry »