No honeymoon for Jeremy Hunt as health role throws up painful issues | Denis Campbell | Society | The Guardian

English: Oliver Letwin MP, Minister of State, ...

English: Oliver Letwin MP, Minister of State, Cabinet Office (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a penetrating and deeply worrying article from the Guardian. It’s a good read. Check it out!

via No honeymoon for Jeremy Hunt as health role throws up painful issues | Denis Campbell | Society | The Guardian.

Since the election, Scotland and the EU referendum have dominated the news but this article reminds us the size of the NHS reform challenge. Reforming the whole public sector is a massive risk. I would expect Oliver Letwin, now senior minister responsible for the Cabinet Office to turn to the regular cronies in the big consultancies.

Personally, I think that we need a public risk register, along with mitigating tactics – this is true open government. It’s only when the scale and likelihood of these risks are properly understood that the way forward will be clear.

Thoughts?