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Dr Malcolm Couch resigns from DHSC

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3 hours ago, MrPB said:

Its my understanding that there is nearly always an exit package agreed via a confidential compromise agreement to avoid anyone going a bit rogue after the event and taking people to tribunals etc. I wondered whether the OP knew whether there was one of not. That was all. Just because the press release says they have resigned it does not necessarily mean that they have, in fact, resigned. 

Nope, just relaying the news. 

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9 minutes 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.

You're a tad more than naïve.

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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? 

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13 minutes 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? 

You could apply those recommendations across any number of Govt Depts. The only policing, questioning or even constructive criticism takes place in Tynwald and is quickly brushed off by the relevant Dept's glove puppets.

Which is why we are where we are.

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14 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

You could apply those recommendations across any number of Govt Depts. The only policing, questioning or even constructive criticism takes place in Tynwald and is quickly brushed off by the relevant Dept's glove puppets.

Which is why we are where we are.

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. 

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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.

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Posted (edited)

how hard can it be to get a decent civil servant, decent management and decent MHK.

 

two hospitals (and alot of its patients use the in house travel agent)

one social care department

 

its not rocket science.

 

it should be this hard to run a world class service.

 

incompetent MHK, incompetent management, incompetent CM

 

and they should fix the clinical staff shortages

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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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