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Dr Malcolm Couch resigns from DHSC

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48 minutes ago, NoTail said:

Why we are where we are...

generally we live in a good society,  good health service, good education,  safe streets.  

Sure, there are issues but on the whole things are good. 

Not in dispute. But we improve things by addressing the failures and shortcomings, not by ignoring them and heaping praise on the positives. Which has been forgotten as politically inconvenient by IoMG.

Otherwise we'd still be living in caves.

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The DHSC needs a rock star CEO. Someone with the medical credibility, intelligence, capacity and charisma to take the staff with them.

 

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5 hours ago, Stu Peters said:

A cynic might suggest that this is our government of control freaks not wanting to answer questions on a major news story or clarify things - a press release at 5 to 5 on the Friday of a Bank Holiday weekend!

Ah well. We are where we are. It is what it is. Lessons will be learned, moving forward.

Bit like the Steam Packet expressions of interest being asked for just before Christmas and expected by first week January !

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4 hours ago, Derek Flint said:

The DHSC needs a rock star CEO. Someone with the medical credibility, intelligence, capacity and charisma to take the staff with them.

 

To lead the idiots in Government Derek it would have to be someone of the second coming stature !!

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7 hours ago, Max Power said:

I believe the Michaels report makes some strong recommendations with regard to the governance of the health service, preventing it from setting policy and standards and then being responsible for achieving those standards which it has set for itself. It would mean the setting up of a regulatory body separate to the DHSS. This may have had some bearing on matters? 

Michaels made it very clear in the interim report that recommending such an approach was on the cards.

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5 hours ago, Derek Flint said:

The DHSC needs a rock star CEO. Someone with the medical credibility, intelligence, capacity and charisma to take the staff with them.

 

Maybe have him show up on a Harley on his first day.... 

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7 hours ago, Max Power said:

I believe the Michaels report makes some strong recommendations with regard to the governance of the health service, preventing it from setting policy and standards and then being responsible for achieving those standards which it has set for itself. It would mean the setting up of a regulatory body separate to the DHSS. This may have had some bearing on matters? 

Interesting. Didn't the former minister of the DHSC attempt to get an independent health regulator set up many times? Wonder how differently this may have panned out had Rob C not flounced off from the DHSC and had just signed the letter to get Couch removed?

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5 hours ago, Derek Flint said:

The DHSC needs a rock star CEO. Someone with the medical credibility, intelligence, capacity and charisma to take the staff with them.

 

 

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9 hours ago, The Duck of Atholl said:

Possibly a pay off , let's say 6 months. It won't be a recognised scheme like MARS just a metaphorical brown envelope.

As in golden do svidanya?

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9 hours ago, dilligaf said:

You're a tad more than naïve.

The period is, in effect, relatively immaterial. Any payout will be based on some formula or other or not, depending on a whole host of factors.

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9 hours ago, Max Power said:

I believe the Michaels report makes some strong recommendations with regard to the governance of the health service, preventing it from setting policy and standards and then being responsible for achieving those standards which it has set for itself. It would mean the setting up of a regulatory body separate to the DHSS. This may have had some bearing on matters? 

From the December 2018 initial Report:

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The current  governance of  the  health  and  social  care  system,  in  which  the  DHSC  both  sets  the  priorities  and manages  delivery,  is  unlikely  to  deliver  the  desired  transformation  of services.  It is  likely  that  my  final  report will include  the  recommendation  to  separate    these  functions  and  the  establishment  of  a separate  Health and  Care  Delivery  organisation,  run  by  a  Board,  appointed  by  and  accountable  to  the  Government  but, critically,  independent  of it.   

 

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2 hours ago, Dave Hedgehog said:

Maybe have him show up on a Harley on his first day.... 

I hope the voters of Middle remember that if lard-boy has the unmitigated gall to stand again.

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4 minutes ago, Andy Onchan said:

From the December 2018 initial Report:

 

Good post - the separation that is proposed divorces policy-setting from delivery. So the new body that would be set up would be the delivery authority and not, as some posters have suggested, a regulatory body.

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