Of meetings and pass-the-parcel blame. #lrb #nhs

And the Peter Principle too.

From the latest London Review of Books letters page

…. Taylor’s suggestion that doctors haven’t played their part in management is a half-truth. Many have, and found it a bruising and futile experience; typically the managers advance their original ideas in meetings, take little notice of informed advice, decline to record alternative views or dissent in minutes, and when everything goes wrong turn to the doctors and say: ‘but you were at the meetings when this was discussed.’ People who are decent and sensible in private life go about their work with almost habitual mendacity and duplicity, surviving in office largely by avoiding necessary battles with the health unions and by cynical exploitation of the public’s seemingly inexhaustible store of goodwill towards the NHS.

John Kirkham
London SW1


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