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Dr Peter Davies BSc (Hons), MBChB (Leeds 1989), Diploma in Primary Health Care, FRCGP, is a GP Principal at Keighley Road Surgery, Illingworth, Halifax. He also serves as a GP appraiser for Calderdale PCT, is Chair of the Yorkshire Faculty of The Royal College of General Practitioners and is a Yorkshire Faculty Representative on the RCGP Council. He writes regularly for medical publications, including the British Medical Journal and the British Journal of General Practice. The views expressed in this publication are his own. James Gubb is Director of the Health Unit at Civitas. After graduating in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from St John's College, Oxford, he worked briefly in criminal law, before joining Civitas in June 2006, where he has worked on European issues and health policy. His previous publications on health include 'Just how well are we?', 'Why are we waiting?' and 'Checking-up on Doctors: a review of the Quality and Outcomes Framework'. He is a regular contributor to print, broadcast and healthcare media.

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  • PublisherCivitas/Inst for the Study of
  • Publication date2009
  • ISBN 10 1906837090
  • ISBN 13 9781906837099
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. In recent years, NHS reform in England has focused on stimulating competition between providers and increasing choice for patients. Many NHS organisations are now as much businesses as they are public bodies; if they fail to design services around patients and meet their needs, they should start to lose custom as well as incurring the wrath of government. But just how good are they at satisfying their 'customers' - the patients? Could these NHS businesses, for example, survive in a genuine marketplace? In 2008 Donald R. Keough, the former president of the Coca-Cola Company, published an influential book, The Ten Commandments of Business Failure, in which he argued that, while success is hard to predict, businesses that fail share common characteristics: they stop taking risks; become inflexible; isolate themselves; assume infallibility; play the game close to the foul line; don't take time to think; put their faith in outside consultants; love bureaucracy; send mixed messages; are afraid of the future; and, lose their passion for work. Far too many 'businesses' in the NHS are doing all of these things, with the results Keough described. They put patients last, not first, as successful businesses would do. Creating more autonomous organisations and giving them commercial incentives is only part of the solution. Across the NHS, a change in culture is required. For now, NHS businesses remain enmeshed in state bureaucracy, inclined to dance to the tune of their shareholders - the government and Whitehall - rather than starting with what patients want and need. They must do all in their power to break this stranglehold, while government must stop interfering and let them put patients first. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR001397735

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