"For those working in the NHS. there is a need to reduce unnessacary bureaucracy, freeing up their time to care for patients, within the resources available"
So here I will summarise some (of what you haven't) Lord Dr Darzi's proposed reductions (which I asssume you approve of) in the bureaucracy (of which you as professionals seemingly disapprove) and me and mine as
patients clients will forthwith benefit from/be subjected to (which do I strike out?):
p. 9 A COALITION FOR BETTER HEALTH
p. 10 REDUCE YOUR RISK - campaign to prevent cardiovascular disease.
FIT FOR WORK services
CARE QUALITY COMMISSION - already exists, more powers
NATIONAL QUALITY BOARD
p. 12 CLINICAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS "to be strengthened"
OOF - to be revised
WORLD CLASS COMMISSIONING - will now include PCT medical directors and quality boards.
QUALITY OBSERVATORIES - in each SHA
p.34 STRATEGIC NEEDS ASSESSMENT
CHILD AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S HEALTH STRATEGY - "... will seek to build on the new Child Protection Programme".
p.45 NATIONAL PATIENT SAFETY CAMPAIGN
'NEVER EVENTS' lists - in each PCT in conjunction with the above NPSC.
p.50 "National Quality Metrics"
p.51 QUALITY ACCOUNTS
COMMISSION FOR SOCIAL CARE INSPECTION - already exists?
p.52 COMMISSIONING FOR QUALITY AND INNOVATION SCHEME (CQUIN)
pps. 52-53 new schemes to "accredit" GPs in psychiatry and radiology.
p.53 WORLD CLASS COMMISSIONING programme
SHA MEDICAL DIRECTORS to help out current Public Health and Nurse Directors in each SHA.
SHA CLINICAL ADVISORY GROUP - (to advise the above bunch of dumb directors?).
p.54 NATIONAL QUALITY BOARD to advise the DoH.
Did I mention the CQC ... oh yeah, think I did.
p.55 BEST PRACTICE TARIFFS
p.56 HEALTH INNOVATION AND EDUCATION CLUSTERS
p.57 ACADEMIC HEALTH SCIENCE CENTRES
p.66 LEADERSHIP FOR QUALITY CERTIFICATES - LEVELS 1, 2 & 3 - and knowing how ambitious you are, Drs Rant,
Z. and NHS Blog Doctor, you will need to get a Level 3 Certificate to become a senior director.
p.67 And Drs Rant, Z., and NHS Blog Doctor, if you get that Level 3 Leadership for Quality Certificate. then I will be very happy - as you will sit on the NHS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL.
Where are Jaime, Kezia, Nanda. Paula, Pete, Stefan, Simon, Margaret, Drs Rant, Z., and NHS Blog Doctor, Joe and Jane, John, Dennis and Babs in my local pub, Dr Ahmed who diagnosed Kezia, Dr John who has cared for Kezia since Day 1, our socialworker Teresa, Lucia, Hayley, Ann ... and many others ... in all of this?
Why does Angry Angus have to write this - not you professionals?