A little piece of interest
crossed our sights yesterday afternoon while once again playing golf in
Northernshire and here is a link to it. You can see all of the full Party spin
in all its glory here. The Party have published a
list of all the new (GP led, allegedly) clinical commissioning groups (CCGs)
and how many bungs sorry how much funding they will each get.
Remember the Party's great leader's
commitment to reduce NHS bureaucracy? We are sure that you will all marvel at
the fact that 152 PCTs are to be replaced by no less than 212 CCGs which no
doubt will employ many times less people to do the same job as PCTs and so more
will clearly be less. The Party is indeed great in its infinite wisdom.
If you look at the list
that includes the whole of Englandshire you would think that allof Englandshire has embraced GP
commissioning with open arms. Scratch a little deeper and we know there are
areas listed that have a named CCG with an allocated budget but where there is
no CCG in existence as yet.
Have you also noticed the
less than subtle recycling by morphing of NHS nomenclature? Look for your PCT
by name and think back. Take our own local Soviet which was once Shiteton
Morph it once and it became
via the mighty morphing machine that is Westminster:
Shiteton Primary Care
Morph one more time and you
Another trip through the
mighty morphing machine and Shiteton PCT becomes:
Change the Party and morph
one more time and you now have:
NHS Shiteton CCG.
The sad thing is that all
this morphing has not improved things it has only consumed time, money and
effort to recycle the same individuals into the same jobs with different names
in the same organization with ever changing names. Now we are thick up North
but recycling bureaucracy time and time again does nothing to improve
healthcare for the better.
La plus ca change la plus
la meme chose?
Praise be to the Party for
its continued commitment to recycling and morphing the same bureaucracy over
and over again for no useful healthcare change or gain. It makes such good
sense. So until the next great morph whenever that maybe we just carry on with
the day job. Next!
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Northern Doc was once a blog originally written by a group of GPs in Northernshire and expressed their experiences and frustrations of working in today's NHS. The pieces were compiled at social meetings after work and published anonymously in a once free society. Following the Government's Medical Council clamp down on freedom of thought, speech and expression by doctors and our belief that the views of a few doctors DO NOT represent the views of the profession as a whole their views will now be written by and published by a journalist who has previously contributed to the blog by virtue of social ties. Any inference that the word Doc means a doctor is now purely coincidental. This is as of the 22 April 2013.