The NHS is a club for managers. Collect £200,000 every time they pass Go

In the next two weeks the final accounts of the 161 primary care trusts and strategic health authorities that were abolished in April under Andrew Lansley’s controversial reforms will be published…

NHS payoff scandal could cost David Cameron dear – Rachel Sylvester in The Times 29th October 2013

Charlotte Leslie, a Tory member of the Commons Health Select Committee, believes that despite all the changes the Government has failed to get a grip on the NHS  culture. “There’s a powerful cabal within the Department of Health that will hijack any reform to make sure it’s still jobs for the boys and girls,” she says. “The NHS is a club for managers. It’s a completely unaccountable system with people merrily waltzing around the merry-go-round picking up £200,000 every time they pass Go.”

To read the full article and the threat to Mr Cameron when the full NHS accounts are published read here.NHS payoff scandal could cost David Cameron dear. I just wonder if they all signed a gagging “disclaimer”…..? It doesn’t sound as if many managers became depressed..

“It’s a recession when your neighbour loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose your own.”
―     Harry S. Truman

Addendum 1st November 2013:

The Times’ Chris Smyth, Lucy Bannerman, & Kathryn Nave 1st November 2013 report: £1m payoff, then NHS brings back managers

“A married couple who were both NHS managers received redundancy money of almost £1 million before being taken back on by the health service a few months later.

They are among dozens of senior staff given payoffs of more than £100,000 after 161 NHS bodies were abolished under health reforms this year, according to accounts published yesterday. Many found new jobs in the NHS….”

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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.

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