Department of Health business plan 2013 to 2015 – Publications – GOV.UK

The Department of Health headquarters in Whitehall

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?

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‘Unhealthy’ multibuys targeted in new obesity crackdown – Telegraph

Picture of an Obese Teenager (146kg/322lb) wit...

Picture of an Obese Teenager (146kg/322lb) with Central Obesity, side view.Self Made Picture of an Obese Teenager (Myself) (146kg/322lb) with Central Obesity, Front View. Feel Free to use. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Obesity was a status symbol in Renaissance cul...

Obesity was a status symbol in Renaissance culture: “The Tuscan General Alessandro del Borro”, attributed to Andrea Sacchi, 1645. Carol Gerten-Jackson. “The Tuscan General Alessandro del Borro” . . It is now generally regarded as a disease. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What scientists call "Overweight" ch...

What scientists call “Overweight” changes with our knowledge of human health (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a MUST READ article from the Telegraph.

‘Unhealthy’ multibuys targeted in new obesity crackdown – Telegraph.

Reading the article carefully, one gets a very clear impression that the Government’s response to the UK obesity crisis is totally inadequate. For me, it demonstrates, once again, that the Department of Health and its political leaders, are completely out of their depth in dealing with the UK’s national healthcare crisis.

When will Prime Minister, David Cameron, face up to the heathcare crisis?

Any thoughts?

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