satire

  • NHS blog: Home surgery could spell the end of NHS cuts - this is NOT funny

    From: https://www.networks.nhs.uk/editors-blog/home-surgery-could-spell-end-to-nhs-cuts  Julian Patterson 4th November 2016

     

    The BBC and Independent last week reported  that a man with a gangrenous foot cut off his own toes after a hospital operation had been cancelled. Doctors said the operation, performed with a pair of surgical pliers had probably saved the man’s foot. It also saved the NHS the cost of putting him under the knife.

    The government said the case illustrated the potential to improve NHS outcomes and efficiency without inconveniencing taxpayers or putting further demands on hard-working ministers preoccupied with Brexit plans.

    Operating framework

  • Build your own Five Year Forward View - a satirical plan

    From:   https://www.networks.nhs.uk/editors-blog/build-your-own-forward-view/view - Julian Patterson

     

    The Five Year Forward View is a beautiful, intricate model of the future loosely based on a real view. It was popular as soon as it appeared. Every politician and senior manager had a copy. Everybody liked it because it made the future sound lovely, particularly if you closed your eyes while reading it.

    Quick to spot its mass market potential, the publishers rushed out a sequel called the GP Forward View, which allowed family doctors to imagine they had a future too.

    Now you can build your own forward view in just 260 fun-to-collect parts. Build Your Own Forward View is from the same people who brought you Become a World Class Commissioner in 5000 Easy Steps and NHS Reform for Dummies.