Pembrokeshire Health Board Chairman Resigns

Who would be a chairman of a peripheral Health Trust (Wales) (Such as Pembrokeshire with 120,000 people) or PCT controlled Hospital (England) in the current crisis? As the truth about what we can afford and the need for rationing is consistently denied by politicians, the Chairmen have their hands tied.. The rules of the game they play are such that they can never win. I wonder if any of them will ever agree to an interview on NHSreality?

Exit Interview

The Pembrokeshire Herald reports 6th January 2014: Health Board Chairman Resigns

NHSreality has predicted more and more resignations around the country as the players are unable to meet both the financial imperative (first call) and the quality initiatives (second call). I have no doubt that Chris Martin will not have an exit interview, and that if he did the contents of it would not be made public.. When its to do with Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) the resignations are due to lack of influence (Commissioning GP 21st Jan 2014):

CCG board members resigning due to being frustrated by lack of influence

The resignations of people with alternative work (General Practitioners) speaks volumes. They would also like to change the rules, and they speak out against the current ones by resigning. Have any of them had exit interviews? Is the National Media asking them for comments and then opening the philosophical debate? Of course not. The collusion of denial continues..

Tough going

Seriously, we should be thanking Chris for staying so long (? 15 years) in an impossible job.

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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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