Anniversary – Four Years of Blogging – Some highlights!

Here are my all-time, top-twenty, most popular, blogs, ranked by number of hits:

  1.  Bank of America Merrill Lynch intern Moritz Erhardt found dead after working long hours | Mail Online
  2. What are the three types of Interim Management assignment?
  3. What’s the difference between an Interim Manager and a Management Consultant?
  4. UK Local Authorities and Shared Services: Cost-Cutting – Myth or Reality?
  5. Immigration: The Polish paradox | The Economist
  6. The Portuguese and The Crisis: An analysis – Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey – English
  7. The Fall of France – Paul Krugman –
  8. BBC – Travel – Two days in Siena, Italy : Tuscany
  9. Interim Management: Ten Emerging Trends and Outlook for the Future
  10. Why I am obsessed by austerity – Simon Wren-Lewis – Mainly Macro
  11. Malaysia travel: What to do in the Cameron Highlands | CNN Travel
  12. A gaffe-prone Japan is a danger to peace in Asia – Gideon Rachman –
  13. The wacky economics of Germany’s parallel universe – Wolfgang Münchau –
  14. Martin Wolf’s ‘The Shifts and the Shocks’ – Joseph Stiglitz –
  15. Public Sector Catch 22: Cost-Cutting Vs. Cost Reduction
  16. The cult of home ownership is dangerous and damaging – Adam Posen –
  17. An in Depth Look at Deleveragings – Ray Dalio – Bridgewater
  18. Utilising Professional Interims to Help Reduce the Budget Deficit – Removing Catch 22?
  19. Public Sector Catch 22: The Role of “IT” in Business Transformation
  20. Public Sector Catch 22: Structural Reform, Strategy and Implementation – How to avoid a Omnishambles Recovery Programme?

Also you may be interested in my stats over four years:

  • Views 81,342
  • Comments 7,818
  • Posts 3,870
  • Followers
    • Twitter  4,609
    • Blog  983
    • Facebook  39

Thank you for your support!

Remember, I’m more than happy to publish quality guest blogs.


Opinion – What’s an acceptable level of pay for an interim manager in the NHS? – John Gelmini

NHS Job Shop: "Working for Health" i...

NHS Job Shop: “Working for Health” in Kentish Town. Closed. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr Alf is right to draw attention to this issue.

The so-called ‘NHS interims’ are not really ‘interims’ at all.

Rather, they are former CEOs and ex-NHS directors, some of whom have quit, or been fired from their jobs in disgrace on a Friday, only to reappear weeks or days later on more money than ever.

The rest are ex-NHS workers, who are then moved from one mess to another by their NHS cronies and by recruiters fixated by commission who are obdurate in their refusal to bring in anyone who has not worked in the NHS.

Capable people who could introduce new thinking and save the NHS from financial implosion are excluded on spurious grounds and on the basis that they lack the expertise and intelligence to understand the NHS and its arcane processes.

The idea that other healthcare systems in France, Italy, Germany and Singapore might have something to teach the NHS is rubbished. This is despite the hard evidence of poor UK cancer treatment outcomes, the obesity, diabetes and dementia epidemics and the failure of the NHS to develop an educational/preventative strategy.

The NHS needs to be scrapped and then replaced with something that borrows from the best in the world and people need to be made to take responsibility for their own health.

Genuine interims should be a catalyst for this process but they should be few in number and all be outsiders with fresh thinking. Dr Alf has often used this blog to stress the qualities of top-class, professional interims.

John Gelmini


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