Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Why are those in charge of the NHS blinded by delusional optimism?

Why are those in charge of the NHS blinded by delusional optimism? Shortfalls in money, staff and social care are being ignored, while A&E waits and trust deficits rise steadily

A year ago I predicted that the deficits, shortfalls, waits and safety concerns that were growing fast at the time would keep growing, putting the NHS under insurmountable strain.

Broadcasters and thinktanks were unwilling to make similar forecasts, despite the evidence, because they either believed the government’s reassurances or were afraid to be seen as negative speculators. Continue reading... The Guardian

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