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Dr Malcolm Couch resigns from DHSC

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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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37 minutes ago, Ham_N_Eggs said:

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?

Well no doubt his entire blog next week will be devoted to trying to worm his way out of that one. I’d be betting on some pretty implausible explanations for his behaviour at the time being offered and a huge amount of gaslighting to point the blame at anyone and everyone but himself. As you say all he had to do was sign the letter and Couch would have been gone well over a year ago. But he chose not to do that in favour of publicly embarrassing Kate Beecroft to score political points and keeping Couch in post. A work of real literary fiction will be coming in next weeks blog methinks. 

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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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7 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.

 

Needs an open communications programme so highly educated staff actually feel they are being listened to & involved in decision making

Could probably start with the Minster downwards

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16 hours ago, Andy Onchan said:

To lose the CEO of DHSC is unfortunate but to lose his deputy as well is downright careless.

They need to get rid of the old guard, who is left from the old guard now at Nobles. Get shut and treat the virus. 

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4 hours ago, Dave Hedgehog said:

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

Like this .....

 

 

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10 hours ago, Cheesy Wheezy said:

Well no doubt his entire blog next week will be devoted to trying to worm his way out of that one. I’d be betting on some pretty implausible explanations for his behaviour at the time being offered and a huge amount of gaslighting to point the blame at anyone and everyone but himself. As you say all he had to do was sign the letter and Couch would have been gone well over a year ago. But he chose not to do that in favour of publicly embarrassing Kate Beecroft to score political points and keeping Couch in post. A work of real literary fiction will be coming in next weeks blog methinks. 

Callister will include in his blog

hid in toilet for a week with nervous diarrhoea. 

Beacroft will be laughing, she got Scott out of the hospital and wanted Couch out,  but no one listened. Now she will cackle like a hyena on Tuesday.  

The only people glad the hatchet is swinging will be the staff, in the hope they get stronger leadership instead of carrying a bunch of idiots on their back. 

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9 hours ago, buncha wankas said:

They need to get rid of the old guard, who is left from the old guard now at Nobles. Get shut and treat the virus. 

Most if not all of what you call the old guard we’re locals with decades of experience and skills who knew how an island hospital should be run. They were forced out by the influx of rejects from hospitals across, who then installed their mates and former colleagues because they knew better than the locals.:o

That did not work and they soon found out that all the practices they binned, actually worked, but they could not admit it, so blundered on  binning locals and fudging their way through every event, whether tragic or financially fatal until they were found out.

Such a waste of experience and talent, by idiots clutching at the last straw to prop up a failed career.

I don’t like Beecroft, but she is just one of the many people treated badly by these people who are now jumping ship.

3 now in just a few weeks and when a few reports are published, I imagine 2or3 more will jump.

Has to be a good sign that things will improve

 

I still believe that Ashford should also go.

I like the guy, but he is far too naive to be in this role. FCS he stood up for the idiots when they were shown up for what they are/ were

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