The NHS London Risk Register that exposes Lansley


8:20 am - February 9th 2012

by Éoin Clarke    


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This is the link to the London NHS Risk Assessment that was sent to the central DoH civil servants drawing up the Risk Register & Report.

You can read it here.

Earlier in the week I revealed that the Risk Register reported that costs could not be controlled as GPs inexperience in Commissioning as well as Private Providers not offering competitive rates meant that costs could ‘surge’. You can read my report here.

I have selected 3 screen prints from the report to save you slogging your way through it. See below for the first one.

London NHS’s Risk Register categorically warns that the ‘deteriorations in the financial positions of one or more NHS organisations’.  

That jargon is put simply is saying that Practices could go bust or require central intervention to prop up their financial position.  The screen print from the Risk Report also warns of economic ‘slippage’ & ‘cost pressures’ arising.

This is quite explicit that the financial viability of the Tory NHS bill is seriously questionable.

This screen dump from the London NHS risk report categorically states that Commissioning groups (GPs) may ‘not be able to secure [services] […] within the running cost range’.

The potential consequences raised by the London report are that ‘quality’ of health care may be ‘poor’. The London report also says that there may be a ‘skills deficit’ among commissioners (GPs). This chimes with my report that GPs did not have the required experience.

Now the government needs to publish the full risk register so that we can see the true horror of the damage their bill will cause to our NHS.

Please ask your MP to sign this EDM calling for the Risk Register to be published (here).

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Thanks for running with this piece Ellie/Sunny. It is important for readers to ask their MPs to sign the EDM to help force the publication of the risk register. Even if you support the NHS Bill, please consider supporting the publication of the full register if for no other reason than the interests of openness and transparency.

Warmest regards,

É

It is important that an informed decision is made on any changes in legislation such as this. Thats why its important that the Risk Register is made available BEFORE the bill is passed.

After all, what is there to worry about? We are constantly being told by this Government that these changes will only improve the NHS. Surely the risk register will agree?

The London risk register, as well as several others from around the country, was revealed in the Guardian in November:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/nov/24/nhs-shakeup-risks-harming-patients

You need to go back to school and read about project management and risk registers. The reason for creating risk registers is to identify possible future risks in all scenarios to aide in decision making. Your interpretation of this material is assumptive and you are stoking the fires of extremist (and in my opinion almost communistic!) views. Get yourself educated.


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