The Department of Health headquarters in Whitehall (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
If you are interested in the future of the UK National Health Service (NHS), this document is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED READING. Check it out!
via Department of Health business plan 2013 to 2015 – Publications – Inside Government – GOV.UK.
I welcome the UK Department for Health bringing this policy document into the open. As an expert in business planning, in both the Private and Public Sectors, this document really interested me.
Unfortunately, I found the document rather seriously disappointing:
- No base line strategy audit, reflecting the current crisis state of the NHS
- No evidence of consideration of alternative strategies
- No risk analysis with mitigating strategies
- No stakeholder analysis
- No costings
- No cost benefit analysis
This leads me to the following open question:
Given latest business plan, what’s probability of UK Government saving NHS from terminal meltdown?