Consulting professionals and managers about the NHS.

This site aims to bring out the truth about the state of the NHS. We reveal the views of current and retired NHS professionals, doctors, nurses and managers in particular. This has never happened in a public domain before. We also report stories of interest in order to provide a context. Find out more..

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About Roger Burns - retired GP

I am a retired GP and medical educator. I have supported patient participation throughout my career, and my practice, St Thomas; Surgery, has had a longstanding and active Patient Participation Group (PPG). I support the idea of Community Health Councils, although I feel they should be funded at arms length from government. I have taught GP trainees for 30 years, and been a Programme Director for GP training in Pembrokeshire 20 years. I served on the Pembrokeshire LHG and LHB for a total of 10 years. I completed an MBA in 1996, and I along with most others, never had an exit interview from any job in the NHS! I completed an MBA in 1996, and was a runner up for the Adam Smith prize for economy and efficiency in government in that year. This was owing to a suggestion (St Thomas' Mutual) that practices had incentives for saving by being allowed to buy rationed out services in the following year.

One thought on “Consulting professionals and managers about the NHS.

  1. Suchi Vijay

    Hi Roger, I think this a good website and can be developed over time. NHS has traditionally been dependent on junior doctors for manning it supervised by their consultants. The problem today is that although there is talk of increased number of doctors at the foundation year 2 and some doctors not getting a post, there are not enough posts for all in training to become consultants. The new changes will see doctors floating in specialist grades. Also, there is a perceived lack of recruitment in the rural areas like pembrokeshire, aberswyth, north wales and a lot of this is blamed on the changes locally and the uncertainity of the posts. Shouldn’t we be thinking of all doctors in training spending some time in the rural communities to make health more equitable and curb such recruitment difficulties as a deanery. Should the trainees not be shared so that training schemes in the rural areas continue to exist and man the local hospitals? I agree that they have to be away from their home, but UK is a small country and travel generally is well connected.

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