It was entertaining to go along to a hot 0700 run in QLD as a change from the cold wet 0900 ones in the UK around now. The ethos and mood is the same. Louisa ran her first one and enjoyed it. Photos on Flickr.
As in reporting on the hideous hate-filled rag bearing slight face-similarity to a newspaper.
Medicine: if you read it in the Daily Mail, it is probably wrong. If it is right and presented as news, it probably isn’t news to your doctor. And do check the arithmetic, the statistics and conclusion are probably wrong.
Rescue from sunk ship.
And it isn’t the way the Department of Health does it in the NHS.
I suspect this is an indication of the ingrained habit of DoH and NHS administration, that people have to be used to do repetitive things, and it was out of date last century.
In each area:-
Set up a list of doctors and one of each other set of people of interet.
(You can do this by advertising the existence of the list and letting people sign up to it, but this may lead to you realising many people don’t pay any attention, and some may fail at it, so by all means make that list. Then tell off one admin. person to keep it up to date.
At each subsequent layer – there may not need to be more than one, but whatever – hold a list of lists.
Now, each alert goes out to a listserver – one address. That list goes notionally to other listservers, and is echoed to the lists in the lists of lists.
The time from the desk of the PA to the Chiefe Medical Officer to my inbox should be around 11 minutes with this, and nobody gets in the way.
(Watch the movie “Wargames” – “We’ve got to get the humans out of the loop!”)
At present people are used at each level to badly perform the tasks easily done well by computers.
And that as well as daft and ineffective is one of the things to do that seems to me evil.
(Watch the movie “The Matrix” to get a feel for why).
See you out there.
“The NHS in England needs to undergo a “profound transformation” to create an open, honest and learning culture, the health secretary says.
Jeremy Hunt spelt out the challenge as he unveiled a series of measures in response to the public inquiry into the Stafford Hospital scandal.” BBC
The problem area is not NHS culture it is management culture.
General management in the NHS is an invention of a previous Tory government.
The likelihood of the current one directing any action toward actually curing that problem is low.
I have one of these, and quite like it but have a long way to go to make much use of it. Unlike this author/photographer/retoucher who got to play with it when it was pre-release.
Nice photos, irrespective of the gadgets.
NHS sensibly moves Spine to Open Source.
There we were in 2001 briefing the Board of he NHSIA on this new stuff, Open Source. Takes a while, and changes of various sorts.
Now, what shall we do with Java software that needs a Word-processor associated with it and is mostly being exhibited on XP at the moment? How about Debian Stable for 400 000 GP desktops?