Key conclusions are:
- No clearly articulated vision for the future of health and social care and how to get there
- Poor staff leadership- morale is rock bottom
- Silo operation and poor governance structures
- Lack of skills and no plan to get them
And as the chart shows, they don't score a "green" rating for any of the main capability criteria. Not one.
Yet this is the very Department that has been given a doubling in its budget over the last few years, and is now spending £90bn pa of our money. It is also the Whitehall-knows-best department that has imposed no end of top-down flipflop reorganisations, distorting targets, and general financial mayhem on the sharp-end health professionals who actually have to make the thing work.
If we ever needed an incontrovertible example of Big Government over-reach, this is surely it.