Re: Reform reform: an essay by John Oldham
John Oldham's essay is interesting but misses the political dimension.
Politicians keep the NHS in a continuous state of reform so that they can hold out the promise to patients (voters) that when the reform cycle is completed all the current shortcomings will be eliminated. This deadline is usually after the date of the next election.
If the NHS is a travelling train it must not be allowed to arrive at the station. If it ever did, to mix metaphors, the people would see that the Emperor had no clothes.
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