Friday, September 22, 2006

Essence Of Care

The heroic Doc Crippen has uncovered yet another blood-boiling nonsense in the NHS. This time it's something called the Essence of Care programme: “Essence of Care is about improving the patient’s experience and outcomes through their healthcare journey.”

The Doc reckons those involved "should get their jackets off, roll up their sleeves, put some patients on bedpans, wipe their bottoms, turn them every two hours and make sure they are actually able to eat the food that is put in front of them."

Bang on. Go and read it.

PS Essence of Care is part of a sprawling NHS benchmarking programme, designed to cut costs through de-skilling healthcare just like Henry Ford de-skilled car manufacturing. It even has its own special club- the Benchmarking Club. Gaa.

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