@Robert: what about the "Outreach" and "Diversity" Managers?
@Lee: swine 'flu - what happened to the pandemic?
Could this have been yet another damp squib
(as predicted), or simply a scare-mongering tactic by Nanny?
@Umish: looks like you're missing the point here. Doing a good job (or otherwise) has very little (nothing) to do with it, unfortunately.
To understand the NHS you need to bone up on things like left wing political agendas, social engineering, tribal loyalties (cronyism), jobs for the "chosen ones" ... and "Common Purpose" in general. Sadly, decent public healthcare for the masses comes quite a way farther down the list.
Regrettably, the NHS as it stands is the very epitome of Big Brother Britain. Obscenely large amounts of money are bunged at it but it remains, shall we say, as inefficient
as ever. The only sensible way forward would seem to be to dismantle this behemoth
and start again.
May I commend and suggest the French model.