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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NHS Competition Policy – the debate continues.

Filed Under (Health Improvement, Primary Care Trusts, Public Health, Public service reform, Reform of the NHS, Uncategorized, World Class Commissioning, World Class Decommissioning) by Paul on 29-10-2009

On September 17th the Secretary of State said that he had a preference for NHS providers over others. This change in policy has caused some concern but that debate has not been held in public. In this weeks HSJ it now surfaces in a public debate about the future of commissioning. I have written an article (1,2) and so has the Secretary of State (1,2). The editor has a leader on the topic.

I am sure this debate will contnue in public for some time now before it reaches a settled position. The Financial Times commented in an article published on 29th October 2009

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