Re: Why bother
@ tiggity: Maybe get a few scientists to do the public inquiries so often called by the govt (instead of a judge e.g. Grenfell) - after all science (in non theoretical areas) is all about analysing data and producing evidence based conclusions (obviously this would defeat the point of public inquiries, i.e. to give the result the govt wants, rather than the inquiry actually having any intellectual rigour & coming to an unwanted conclusion)
That deserves a lot of upvotes. You didn't mention the problem of identifying and dealing with the perpetual woes of the NHS, and I have long felt that if a team with "engineering skills" (however you choose to define them) were let loose on the subject it would find a proper solution in weeks rather than months.
Note "proper" solution, not necessarily a politically welcome one.