Monday, July 16, 2007

Reform at the NHS. Not.

Dr Rant examines the latest tide of screaming bullshit emanating from the DoH and assorted QUANGOs. Most amusing is this little brochure cover.


Now, what does that look like to you? Well, to me it looks like three managers standing about and doing fuck all except telling each other fucking hilarious anecdotes, and one slightly stressed nurse on her way to do something half-way useful (like telling an Aux to kick wipe some arses).

Managers out-numbering clinical staff three to one and having a bit of a giggle, whilst the front-line staff are shoved into the background.

Yup, that sounds like NuLabour's NHS alright...

6 comments:

Chris said...

There is also something else wrong with that picture, in accordance with the Race and Sex Equality Act: the nurse should be Jamaican, the shorter manager has to be Indian, and the taller manager must be a transsexual.

Mark Wadsworth said...

Chris, well spotted!

(Although I think you'd have a Chinese guy rather than a transexual man. And I'd steer clear of making the nurse Afro-Caribbean, that's veering too close to reality, I'd make the nurse Indian and one of the managers Afro-Caribbean).

Dr Ray said...

Looks like they have just come back from an alcoholic lunch at taxpayers expense. No wonder they're laughing.

Dr Rant said...

I fear they are also laughing at us rather than with us!

Cato, author of www.toryheaven.com said...

Couldn't agree more with your analysis of that picture. Was treated at a BUPA hopsital recently: apart from the receptionists, there were no managerial staff sitting around, just nurses and doctors at work. Funny how when it's private money being spent, rather than public money being wasted, things are different.

Dr Blue said...

I think this is a Dilbert "Pretend to Care" moment in NHS management.