Geeze | 21-Feb-2012 3:36 pm
It was something on the part of the person who wrote the article - but that was the appropriate 'lead' for the Gold Standards Framework team !
Comment on: CQC chief Cynthia Bower resigns
I seem to recall reading that the CQC has been accused of 'bullying its own senior staff' - it probably needs new people at the top.
Comment on: NMC chief exec resigns
Out of interest, are the 'community standards' to which posts must adhere, viewable somewhere online ?
I have not actually read them, and would like to do so.
Lecturing patients about their life-styles is fine, provided one is willing to accept the consequences: an obese clinician explaining the dangers of obesity, must expect to be asked 'So how come you are no stick insect yourself ?'. Etc.
This 'less pointless paperwork' thing, and related issues, apparently partly comes from the claim (I suppose backed up by some observations) that whereas handovers take an hour in some places, they are accomplished in 20 minutes in others. With an implication, that 40 minutes could be uselfully saved, for other 'direct patient care' involvements.
But the problem with slashing pointless paperwork, lies in the definition of which paperwork is pointless - clinicians and managers, might not be in agreement, there.
In any event, anything which leads to better care by means of 'working cleverer' would get my vote - 'working harder' doesn't, as that is not the same as 'being more efficient'. And the 'unnecessary paperwork', partly exists because many people want a paper-trail which can be used for defensive, back-covering, purposes, at a later time, if a mistake appears to heve been made.
This is nice in theory, but achieving it within a large organisation as complex as the NHS, is tricky !