Change has to be “turbo-charged” says NHS watchdog Monitor – and Training (reasonably in a crisis) plays second fiddle to pressures of work

Hospital Doctor News Magazine says 10th April 2014: Change has to be “turbo-charged” says NHS watchdog Monitor

The NHS must accelerate the pace and scale of change in the way health is delivered in England if it is to seize the opportunity to significantly improve care for patients, according to the sector regulator.

Setting out its corporate strategy for 2014-17, Monitor said there is a growing consensus about the fundamental changes required to achieve “nothing short of a complete redesign of how care is delivered in England”.

This includes integrating access to care around the needs of patients; breaking down traditional barriers between providers; doing less in hospitals and more in the community; and inventing new models of hospital care…..

EWTD damaging juniors’ training in surgery



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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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