NHS - Top Heavy Pruning
The study said £2.4 billion could be saved if hospitals with the lowest levels of staff productivity improved to become nearer the average levels. It added that almost 40 per cent of patients in a typical hospital did not need to be there....
Andrew Lansley, the Shadow Health Secretary, said...“Clearly, we need to get better value for money from the NHS, so we applaud any drive for greater efficiency, but it is extraordinary that Labour plan to take an axe to the hospital budget rather than to the bloated health bureaucracy.
“Only a fifth of job cuts would be within the bureaucracy, meaning the vast majority to go would be frontline NHS staff.
“After years of declining productivity, this report shows that Labour still doesn’t get it...."
Management consultants tend to believe in the value of managers, strange that, where as the clients tend to put their money towards the people who get their hands dirty and who they meet. As long as the money trickles down from the top then it will be captured on the way down. If the customer directs where the money enters the system by using real choice then it is reversed. I wonder how much the Doctors and Nurses would decide to spend on the managers.