Endemic cultural failure – managed decline only is possible without the staff…

NHSreality has warned that standards would fall on numerous occasions.

Now in England the “NHS failure to probe deaths ‘shocking’ – Jeremy Hunt” report today from the BBC . It’s not so long ago NHSreality commented that Mid Staffs was near you, and now it’s the same for mental health. This is an endemic cultural failure. Only managed decline is possible without the staff, and these have not been trained – for 20 years and over 5 terms of government with all 3 major parties involved. It’s true for orthopaedics and casualty as well as mental health.

The government is “profoundly shocked” by the findings of a report which said the NHS failed to investigate the unexpected deaths of more than 1,000 people, Jeremy Hunt has said.

The health secretary spoke to the Commons in the wake of an NHS England report into mental health patients at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.

He offered a “heartfelt apology” to families affected.

Southern Health said it had made “substantial improvements”.

Mr Hunt described the findings of the report – which was commissioned by NHS England and carried out by Mazars, a large audit firm – as “totally unacceptable”…….

NHSreality comented: Mid Staffs – Who, if Anyone, Will Be Accountable?

Orthopaedics at Stanmore under threat. Managed decline… A Two tier system seems inevitable now..


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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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