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Thread #134265   Message #3054020
Posted By: GUEST,Alan Whittle
15-Dec-10 - 10:45 AM
Thread Name: BS: Tory liars attack youth education
Subject: RE: BS: Tory liars attack youth education
I didn't say a bad word about clerical NHS types, I deal with such people all day and was proud to chair an NHS trust. Horses for courses, and my concern is not the usual too many managers, but not enough management capacity.

In fact, I am in many ways such a bod myself since retiring from my business and spending my time interfering in the NHS as a regulator.

As ever, the media confuse management with administration. Many of the clipboard jockeys wandering round a ward are collecting data. Some of data helps improve the quality of care, such as clinical audit, (doctors spend a hell of a lot of time on clinical audit to inform improvements,) and some clipboarding? Well, not wanting to get into a discussion about the rights and wrongs of targets and centralised information but that's where it comes from. So when you go on the Doctor Foster website to see if your local hospital is doing good, it's the legion of administrators collecting and collating that data.