Delightful contradiction on the front page of the printed version of ‘Daily Echo’ on Wednesday, which we just had to share.
Other bits & pieces
To follow on from my first two emails to the Department of Health, here is the text of the third
“You may wish to forward this link to [redacted] too – MPs are calling on the government to intervene. What about the Civil Service beating them to it!
The printed version is even better – am trying to get a spare copy. Meanwhile attached is an image part of the front page – Harmony and Shambles on the same page – ironic really. There’s a double page spread inside too – with a pic of [redacted] above a picture of the Secretary of State.
Would you like me to get hold of a copy for the Department and, if so, shall I post it to you or to [redacted]?
I will be emailing the two named MPs and will let you have a blind copy.”
It appears that a doctor at Harvard Medical School is taking an interest in Southern Health – perhaps a case study on how not to manage a healthcare organisation or a crisis.
Will research this some more but meanwhile at Tuesday’s meeting with the fab four Southern Health governors, Valerie Walsh likened Katrina Percy’s regime to the North Korean Congress? In the US only last year, ‘Sinical Surgeon’ likened a State organisation – a Professional Health Program (“PHP”) – set up to help clinicians to the Gestapo, starting his letter:
“The word of the day is “GESTAPO”, as a noun it is defined as; The German internal security police as organized under the Nazi regime, known for its terrorist methods directed against those suspected of treason or questionable loyalty.”
And researching PHPs, we found a job for Dr Lesley Stevens too. There is a PHP in the UK too – the NHS Practitioner Health Programme – a free and confidential NHS service for doctors and dentists with issues relating to a mental or physical health concern or addiction problem, in particular where these might affect their work. That’s free to the practitioners of course – not the taxpayer.
As Dr Mystic
Meg Lesley Stevens can diagnose patients she has never met or even spoken to, she could reduce considerably the cost to the taxpayer of the NHS PHP!