Monday, 29 February 2016

Woefully bad...

I have commented in the past on the activities of the Department of Health, which has - over the years - developed an unenviable cachet as the worst Department in the Government.

They are a department that keeps a Jobbing Doctor, I was often aghast at their low level incompetence. The flip-flopping of advice, the lack of support for clinicians, the utter incompetence of the swine flu imbroglio.

We hear that we don't have enough doctors and nurses now to run our health service, so we are going abroad to steal qualified staff from poorer countries.

I listened to Professor Ian Cumming on the BBC radio trying to smooth things out, and saying black is white. I was not impressed by the arguments, and amazed at the inability to see we have a real problem.

What about workforce planning? Who is responsible for this mess?

What are they doing about it?

Don't hold your breath.