Friday, 17 April 2009

'Cure the NHS with far fewer managers'

Super manager Gerry Robinson thinks that we have too many mangers leaching off of the NHS. He highlights the following facts:

There are 39,900 are managers in the NHS.

There are 34,900 Consultant doctors in the NHS

That means there are now 5,000 more people employed to shuffle papers and carry clipboards than there are treating sick patients.

Not only that but the costs of these Jobsworths is increasing year on year while front line health care staff cut.

'Incomes Data Services show that chief executives of NHS foundation trusts now earn an average of £158,000. Across the board at executive level within the NHS, salaries rose by 7.6 per cent in foundation trusts, and 5.7 per cent in non-foundation bodies.'

Super manager Gerry Robinson

Welcome to the National Manager Trough Service.

Friday, 10 April 2009

The Target Culture. Are you a victim?

"Pressure, pressure, pressure" to meet the four-hour A&E waiting time target.

'Several doctors recounted occasions where managers had asked them to leave seriously ill patients to treat minor ailments so the target could be met.

One gave an example of being asked to leave a heart attack patient being given life-saving treatment.

Nurses reported leaving meetings in tears after being told their jobs were at risk after breaching the target.

And the watchdog concluded patients were sometimes "dumped" into wards near A&E with little nursing care so the target could be met. This led to delays in things such as x-rays as well as putting patients at risk'

Does this remind you of somewhere you work?


Professionals please ignore the mangers.

The public are finally waking up to their schemes.

Managers only care about the numbers.