Not in his day… News and Comment from Roy Lilley

‘The woman has only had the job for five minutes and already she’s causing trouble…’ That was the answer I got when I rang a surgeon friend and asked her about the NHSI report telling us; operating theatres were turning into museums and missing the chance to do 280,000 more operations a year. She was […]

Banging heads together… News and Comment from Roy Lilley

It seems the NHS has missed another target. The news slipped out whilst The Maymite was hogging the headlines in Europe.  No one noticed. The target itself is easy to game, so the fact it is dropping-out tells us something… If Trusts miss the target it costs them £250 a day.  In the last year, […]

Quality Improvement – A GPs diary

Case study of Dr Farzana and how her team are using the Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) to increase the number of appointments patients book online. Previous news Alternative guide to NHS England 2017 Unlike the other one… News and Comment from Roy Lilley

Off our trolley? News and Comment from Roy Lilley

Let’ start with a couple of questions… Question 1: What can you buy for £147? Question 2: What is the most difficult topic you can discuss? Answers?  How about; you can buy a TV license for £147 and discussing a colleague’s BO… Or;  £147 buys you, roughly, a year’s primary care and the difficult conversation… […]

Alternative guide to NHS England 2017

Recent Posts Get busy… News and Comment from Roy Lilley Child and teen obesity soars to record highs globally, with more than 124 million considered overweight

Unlike the other one… News and Comment from Roy Lilley

I’m writing this at about mid-morning; on an iPad.   I was awoken by the iPad alarm, switching on the Today Programme.  I looked across the newspapers, electronically.  I’ve booked some tickets on the iPhone.   Spoke to someone in Croatia and in the middle of the conversation took a photograph of a document and emailed […]

Get busy… News and Comment from Roy Lilley

There’s very little point writing more about the precarious state of the NHS. If the Government were going to act, they’d have done it by now.  The Maymite has had plenty of opportunity.  Building up a war-chest for Brexit is the main preoccupation and the Treasury’s insistence that the NHS can be more efficient is […]

Skill – News and Comment from Roy Lilley

Last year, in their annual report, the CQC told us we were ‘at a tipping point’. This year, in their annual report, they tell us we are at a ‘tipping point’. I wonder what they’ll say next year?  Whatever it is I can’t see the point. Here’s how they catalogue the state of play… Older […]