Saturday, August 26, 2006

Getting to grips with business

As NHS Trusts gear themselves up for Foundation Trust status the Government are placing a great emphasis on the need for 'business' skills. Presumably the thinking is that if you are going to throw the NHS to the markets, you need to ensure that the Chairs and Non-Excecutive Directors have got a grounding in how markets work and how private companies are run. The argument continues, the existing non-execs with a base in the community have presided over record funding deficits, and the new commercially orientated non-execs will steady the ship (based on their stunning successes in running British industry). So... this little article made me chortle.