The Training Network - NHS - GPs - Going home a joy...

Going home a joy…

How would you define fear? There are phobias, snakes, spiders and what-not. Fear of heights and open spaces, flying and claustrophobia. Front-line staff will be familiar with trypanophobia… fear of needles. There are others who […]

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The Training Network - NHS - GPs - So does the NHS...

So does the NHS…

Out of office, governments extol the virtue of low taxes and smaller government yet spend most of their time, in office, raising taxes and growing the size of government. Technology may well be able to […]

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The Training Network - NHS - GPs - Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning

Winners…

Regular readers know, I avoid sporting metaphors. They are not for everyone but last weekend was a very good example of management in a modern format. The Rugby; the tactics and techniques that created the […]

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The Training Network - NHS - GPs - Toast

Toast

“The biggest complaint about the NHS which is beloved by everyone is about the food, and the biggest complaint about the food is about the lack of toast.” So wrote the food writer Prue Leith, […]

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The Training Network - NHS - GPs - The greatest ally...

The greatest ally…

‘Just get Brexit done…’ ‘Get it over with… whatever… just do it‘. A couple of lines; page one, chapter one, from the book of management by bullying and frustration. How many times do we hear; […]

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The Training Network - NHS - GPs - Do the right thing...

Do the right thing…

I’ve had an interesting ten days. A week ago, last Saturday, I spent an hour in conversation with Jason Helgerson. You’ll find him @policywonk1, on Twitter… and policy wonk he truly is. He became New […]

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Read it carefully. Discover: only 30% of the public are aware of CQC reports; there’s no single, international view of ‘quality’; inspections cost Trusts £57m, equal to employing 2,000 more nurses.

Irrelevent…

The latest ‘state of care report’, from the CQC, tells me, and not doubt you, three things. First, the utter futility of using inspection as a method of maintaining or improving the quality of care. […]

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The Training Network - NHS - GPs - Not holding my breath...

Not holding my breath…

This morning the cellars will be searched by the Lord Great Chamberlain and the Yeoman… who will be paid for their trouble with a small glass of port-wine. Whilst the peers assemble in their House, […]

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The Training Network - NHS - GPs - buy a bigger pair of trousers.

Trousers…

Kylie knows she shouldn’t do it but needs must. She’s almost skint and there’s nothing in the cupboard. A bag of chips is warm, tasty and the alternative… Jack goes to bed hungry. It’s a […]

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