When I was responsible for the £600 million a year London Development Agency, I was shocked at how much management focus was just on getting money out of the door.
It has real democratic authority including with the Lords which might not be so inhibited from voting down new measures which didn’t feature in that manifesto.
Centralising power and imposing top-down reforms usually ends up backfiring on service users in the end.
Voters aren’t used to a world of rising prices and interest rates, and their hearts and minds are up for grabs.
In future, the economy may run into inflation bottlenecks earlier in economic recoveries than before, thus constraining growth.
Javid needs to address public dissatisfaction with GPs without further degrading their professional competence.
A problem that £20,000 in hard cash hasn’t solved needs a more imaginative solution than brute force.
We have to focus on the actual day-to-day work processes of healthcare professionals.
It isn’t about naming and shaming, but making sure ministers and NHS professionals are best able to serve patients’ interests.
Speaking to a Conservative MP, his view of the biggest issue facing the party was simple: ‘access to a GP’. His mailbox was filling up.
It’s been estimated that they have the capability to vaccinate about 1.3 million Brits each week, and their services go beyond that.
Government sometimes treats the constraints fatalistically, rather than seeing them as a problem that prices, incentives, and regulations could affect.