Letters The NHS in the simulator

What the NHS can learn from Ford in the 1980s

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c297 (Published 19 January 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c297
  1. Ken Charman, visiting senior research fellow King’s College and CEO, Simulstrat1
  1. 1Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 3LS
  1. ken.charman{at}simulstrat.com

    The NHS simulator reported by McShane and Smith sets the scene clearly.1 The NHS must plan for short rations. Although it is a daunting prospect, NHS executives and staff can look for inspiration to car manufacturers in the 1980s. My personal experience was at Ford when the …

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