The unreformable NHS bureaucracy

screen-shot-2016-09-06-at-22-02-09Attempts at reform end, writes Dalrymple,

at best with no change; at worst, they exacerbate the problems they are supposed to solve.

The attempt

to give every citizen an electronic health record that was in principle available to every doctor and every hospital in the country cost upwards of $20bn, and ended in total failure, unless the creation of information technology millionaires along the way were to be counted a success.

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  • Douglas Gray  On September 7, 2016 at 18:57

    I have worked as Doctor in NHS for 30 years.Its impossible to change anything that matters. Top down absurdity and full of job watchers watcher nonsense in the name of Governance. It’s like beached whale whose internal organs are failing as a result of its weight.

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