Re: Support your NHS
"The hard stuff is coordinating it all - making sure appointments are correct and timely and well known, making sure resources are scheduled on time and use correctly, making sure patient X on dru X is not given drug Y, making sure a a a patient is tracked.
The latter stuff is where the NHS falls down massively, mainly as those skills and people are not 'clinical' so are paid like a typist.
NHS could have the best sugeical care in the world but it is pointless if the patient has not been told."
It falls down because of chronic under investment, which has accelerated in real terms over the last 7 years. It falls down because gobshites in Government think they know best and decide to add layers and layers of management to the organisation to make it "efficient". Except, it doesn't run efficiently due to the management as nothing can happen until all those layers of management agree to it.
And then we have the "services" the NHS must put to tender to 3rd parties. Tell me again about the times a private healthcare company did something for the good of it's customers and not its shareholders?