Trust Special Administrators have their powers clipped by the Court of Appeal

NHSrationing November 28, 2013 by David Lock comments: Trust Special Administrators have their powers clipped by the Court of Appeal in Lewisham case and government attempt to reverse this looks ineffective.

“The problem of how to tackle poor performing NHS Trusts has dogged the NHS for many years.  Companies that fail can be put into liquidation, factories close down and people lose their jobs.  However a failing hospital is not a factory.  An overspending hospital cannot “fail” and be closed because that would leave local people without acute health services……..

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A poorly performing trust can be taken over and its range of services reduced or changed to meet its ability to cope. The resistance to change in rural areas will be the greatest…..

 

 

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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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