Monthly Archives: November 2011

Big strike day on Wednesday, but only if you’re flying?

The media coverage of this week’s public service industrial action provides us with further evidence that the value base of society has changed and continues to change.  If the strikes are as successful as the Unions intend, we are facing … Continue reading

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By what they measure, so shall you know them…

It’s very hard for any large organisation to change something which it doesn’t routinely monitor.  And that usually means reliable, valid data, taken seriously.  Can we therefore answer the following questions about NHS Wales:  How good is the ‘average’ patient … Continue reading

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Closer to home?

The Equalities and Human Rights Commission today have published ‘Close to Home’, their inquiry into home care and older people’s human rights in England. Overall they found that half of the people that responded to the inquiry expressed satisfaction with … Continue reading

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Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it!

As Winston Churchill once said, ‘those who fail to learn from history  are doomed to repeat it’! Prediction with regard to healthcare demand is no more reliable than in the world of finance and neither obey traditional Gaussian, Normal, distributions and hence result … Continue reading

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Save our hospitals!

Why do people get so angry when a small local hospital or residential home is ‘threatened’ with closure?  Is it because people particularly want to be looked after in an antiquated, poorly-maintained, under-used and possibly sub-standard facility?  Probably not.  It … Continue reading

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