If you thought the NHS restructuring document we on Tuesday evening on our earlier post looked confusing, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
The chart lists a whopping 70 questions which NHS execs will have to ask themselves. Scrapbook finds the presence of “What difference have we made?” and “What’s really happening?” as instructive. In a bad way.
The chart seems to ridicule further Andrew Lansley’s claims that his reforms will rid the NHS of unnecessary bureaucracy. Some of the most mind-boggling examples of bureaucratic BS from the document include:
“Clinical Pathway mapping” and “modelling and cost comparators”
“Master Data Administration” (inc “Common currencies” & “agreed standardisation techniques”)
“Age-sex-deprivation standardised comparative data at Practice level for commissioned activity” (inc “practice specialism”)
Let’s hope Lansley has a better grasp on this than he seems to.