14 December 2010
NHS Efficiency – at what cost?
Although much has been said by the government about the ring-fencing of NHS funding, large efficiency savings will still have to be made. It is said that these will not affect “front-line” services. But will they?
The savings that have to be made are huge, according to the BBC today (BBC website) and one wonders who or what is for the chop.
One of the pledges in the NHS Charter (DoH 2010) says, “the NHS commits to provide all staff with personal development, access to appropriate training for their jobs and line management support to succeed.
We make no apology for emphasising the importance of training. It is a false economy to de-skill professionals by not training them. The Primary Care Training Centre is in the forefront of training health service personnel. It intends to remain so; if allowed.