[photographed opposite Balgreen, Edinburgh, Friday 14th June 2019]
In a previous post I shared a response from Audit Scotland to a FOI request that sought to clarify how much public money was going to “Quality Improvement Partners” such … Continue reading Payments from NHS Scotland to the USA
Unfortunately this question cannot be answered as the information is not publicly available, this despite the fact that public money has been going to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement since … Continue reading How much NHS Scotland money is going to ‘Quality Improvement Partners’?
A few of the words of Albert Camus, Richard Yates and Emily Fridlund:
Sunday 8th July 2018, Bridge of Allan. Dear Dame Coia, I received your reply to my open letter yesterday. I wanted to write and thank you for your most helpful … Continue reading My reply to Dame Denise Coia
In ancient Roman law, the sacramentum was an oath or vow that rendered the swearer ever loyal to the Legion. NHS Scotland has recently focussed on this dictat: “without data … Continue reading The sacramentum
As an NHS doctor I was recently sent this “development toolkit”: Healthcare has become ever more reliant on tools, toolkits, dashboards, hubs and traffic lights. All those involved in healthcare … Continue reading Are there now more ‘toolkits’ in healthcare than in B & Q?
This is a report from the Sunday Express, 21 January 2018. It reveals how the Scottish Government is allocating public money at a time when our NHS is struggling:
“National Improvement” work for older people has focused on Frailty and in NHS Scotland we are reminded by healthcare Improvement Scotland to “THINK frailty” This short film is based on … Continue reading We are far more than our labels
What follows are three slides taken from a talk given by Dr Brian Robson, Executive Clinical Director, Healthcare Improvement Scotland and IHI Fellow, given at the Edinburgh International Conference of … Continue reading Improvement goggles
On Friday the 25th of November 2016 I gave a talk for the Scottish Philosophy and Psychiatry Special Interest Group. My subject was “Improvement Science”. The following is based on the slides and … Continue reading Reductionism – truly, madly, deeply