Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Time NHS axed nonsensical jobs

IT seems to me that the root cause of the health service's travails is the commodification of health.

What has been swept away is professional judgment that used to be made by well-trained and educated, experienced clinicians.

No one now seems to be able to act unless they complete endless paperwork. Money could surely be saved by not paying staff big salaries to be 'Director of the Patient Experience' or 'Director of Patient Dignity' and numerous other nonsensical roles.

All these aspects of care should be subsumed into professional practice: and by all practitioners.

DR ANTHONY INGLETON

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