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Aspire Productivity in Healthcare

Necessary as it may be, but the intention to improve efficiencies in NHS is as likely to add costs and destroy service as it is to find solutions. Despite the Secretary of State's alleged radicalism, the NHS is bedevilled by corporate thinking and management practice that misses key essential points about how to achieve a more productive healthcare sector.

The stance of the DH and NHS senior management is well intentioned no doubt, but they propose to solve the efficiency drive with centrist programmes and advice. This will take too long and become a compliance programme.

They will propose the use of checklists and process tools which obstruct learning and problem solving.
The last people to be involved in this approach will be the patient and the frontline...

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