SAJID Javid yesterday warned the NHS it needs to be updated – branding it a “blockbuster system in the age of Netflix”.
The health secretary compared the defunct video rental chain and streaming giant as he accepted all seven recommendations of a “strong” report on how patchy management was causing delays for patients.
Mr Javid told cabinet mates that “large-scale changes” were needed – particularly in the rollout of technology.
The report by former army chief General Sir Gordon Messenger called for the biggest restructuring of leadership in decades.
The former Marine said pay increases are necessary to attract the best managers, expedite care and save money in the long run.
He warned of a “lack of consistency” in the standards with “institutional inadequacy” in human resources development.
He also said family doctors should be sent to management courses.
Sir Gordon found a culture of blame and bullying in parts of the service.
He added, “A well-managed, motivated, valued, collaborative, inclusive and resilient workforce is key to better patient and public health outcomes.”
Mr Javid, determined to raise taxes is not a waste, said: “Culture and leadership can mean the difference between life and death.”
- WHITE nurses are twice as likely to be promoted than Black and Asian colleagues, according to a “deeply shocking” study by the Royal College of Nursing.
https://www.the-sun.com/health/5513021/sajid-javid-nhs-blockbuster-netflix/ Sajid Javid warns the NHS needs to be updated as it is a ‘blockbuster system in the age of Netflix’.