Easy NHS reforms of evidence lacking and expensive healthcare items

Hospital food initiatives

Choose and Book

Connecting for Health / National Programme for IT http://www.publicservice.co.uk/news_story.asp?id=17511

Wash your hands campaigns, and associated badges, cut out cardboard nurses, nurses carrying clipboards to see if you washed your hands

Management consultants

Walk in centres

ISTCs and take or pay contracts

4hour waits and associated management to enforce

Homeopathic hospitals

new reorganisations

there must be many more….

3 Responses to “Easy NHS reforms of evidence lacking and expensive healthcare items”

  1. Derek Tunnicliffe June 9, 2011 at 5:17 pm #

    I was told today of a requirement for all patients over 70 (or 75?) to be tested for Alzheimer’s disease. Is this true? If so it must be added to your list.

    I hope it isn’t true, especially as we still await a reliable test. Maybe our friend’s GP (a good friend of hers) was having a little joke?

  2. Margaret McCartney
    margaretmccartney June 9, 2011 at 8:20 pm #

    not heard that one so far, thank goodness.
    Possibly the entire GP contract should be added to that list. So much of it is not clinically indicated or useful.

  3. The Jobbing Doctor February 18, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

    Darzi centres?

    Late evening opening (“Gordon” surgeries)?

    Compulsory training sessions?

    Revalidation [That’s a big one]

    Almost every single half-baked and stupid idea coming out of the last 20 years of Lab/Lib/Tory policy

    The future forum