The New Year’s Honours (RHS) List 2014

NHSreality has awarded the following three levels of New Year’s Honours. Don’t be afraid to apply for a gong….. But remember you wont get a royal award if you speak out.. In an age when whistleblowing is renamed non-disclosure, and is covered in CEO and Chairman’s contracts, I do not expect many volunteers from those in post, but I believe we have a duty to aspire and speak out…

The three NHSreality RHS (Regional Health Service) awards are:

1. The Nye Bevan RHS award for honesty. This is given to those who have agreed to Exit Audio Interviews on their working lives, usually starting in the NHS, and then in the different health services. Nye Bevan had a clear view of what he wanted to achieve. NHSreality respects his intention, but also feels that technology and society have moved on so that we can no longer afford “Everything for Everyone, for Ever“.

Interview with Paul Davies, Welsh Assembly Member (Conservative Party)

Interview with Kim O’Doherty, retired GP from Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire.

Interview with Roger Burns, former GP Educator and site author

Interview with Glan Phillips, Orthopaedic Surgeon Pembrokeshire

Interview with Julie Milewski, retired Nursing Sister

Interview with Peter Milewski retired General Surgeon

An Interview with Bill Clow, retired Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, and now Locum in NZ

Interview with Jon Skone, retired chief of the combined Social Services and Health budget in Pembrokeshire

2. The Emperor Nero RHS award for “fiddling while Rome burns”. This is given to those who agree(d) to an interview, but have not delivered, or who are considering whether to do so. In Pembrokeshire this includes representatives of the Community Health Council.

I don’t intend to publish names …. guilt may change their minds..

3. The Charles De Gaulle RHS award. This is awarded to important people who say “Non” to requests for interviews on the health service to be posted on NHSreality. In 2014 It is awarded to Stephen Crabbe  MP and The Welsh Labour Party who have not responded to several requests for interviews on NHSreality.


Pre retirement and retirement interviews: the opportunity lost

CQC recommended to conduct exit interviews?

The Telegraph’s Fraser Nelson reports 12th December 2013:

Telling harsh truths about the NHS is a bitter but necessary pill

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has begun a hard but vital journey to transfer   power to patients

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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.

1 thought on “The New Year’s Honours (RHS) List 2014

  1. Pingback: Exit and other Interviews now possible using Skype. No reason to remain “gagged” or restrained. | NHS reality. An NHS soapbox. Speakers' corner for the NHS.

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