Abbie and her late father, James Harrison. Julia Savage is a manager at Birkenhead Benefit Centre in Liverpool. She wrote a letter addressed to a GP regarding a seriously ill patient. It sai…
I know because I have worked in several senior NHS positions and have seen it first-hand. It works like this…..
- All major NHS institutions from NHS England down are managed by a board consisting of Executive Directors (EDs) who do the actual work and Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) who are there to hold them to account.
- The EDs are appointed by the NEDs, who also have the power to remove them if they are not up to the job.
- EDs are required at intervals to provide the board with assurance that things are going well and that if this is not the case that there are plans in place to correct the situation.
- It is essential that the board accepts this assurance. If they are not assured they must report up to their regulator – usually NHS Improvement.
- If they are not assured the easiest action they can take is to…
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By Paul Homewood h/t AC Osborn This one was doing the rounds yesterday. From the BBC: Migrating birds are arriving at their breeding grounds earlier as global temperatur…
By Paul Homewood The ONS’ mortality statistics also remind us that many more people die in winter than the rest of the year. Last winter (actually defined as Dec-March), there were 24…
Source: 24,300 Excess Deaths Last Winter
By Paul Homewood Every summer we hear that thousands of people are dying in Britain because of heatwaves. Only last summer the Committee on Climate Change published a report cl…
By Paul Homewood
h/t Joe Public
It looks like Carlton Power have given up the ghost with their proposed new CCGT plant at Trafford.
The owners of the 2GW Carlton gas-fired power plant in Manchester have given up a £450m subsidy, part of the UK’s capacity market scheme, as the facility is unlikely to be completed on time.
Carlton Power insist they will still go ahead with the project, capable of delivering electricity to 2 million homes but had to turn down the subsidy after failing to secure sufficient investment to build the gas power plant on time to produce electricity by the end of 2019.
The Trafford gas-fired power station was the only new large-scale gas plant to get financing under the government’s capacity market scheme, designed to secure the country’s electricity supplies, but failing to meet the financial commitment milestone means they will not be…
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By Paul Homewood
It was only a few weeks ago that we were being told about record heat and ice melt in the Arctic!
Meanwhile, all that has happened in the last couple of months is that a lot of heat has escaped from the ice free ocean and radiated into space.