Friday, 12 January 2007
Saving the NHS
Well done Gerry Robinson and the BBC for his program on saving the NHS. I think we owe a big thank you to the doctors, nurses and managers who were brave enough to let their failings be aired in front of the whole world.
I would love to be a fly in the wall in every hospital around the country this week as the program gets debated. When I talk to different medical professionals around the country I realise the NHS's illness has thousands of different symptoms in different places.
Gerry won’t be able to cure the NHS single handed but around the country there are many who are thinking afresh about the symptoms that are presented in their own workplace. Part of finding a cure for the NHS is restoring faith and trust in the professionals that work in it - Gerry found this out.
Perhaps the outcome of this program will be that some of those local symptoms will be cured. This can only be helpful.