If I were a Member of Parliament (MP) voting today on the Medical Innovation Bill - otherwise known as the Saatchi Bill - then, at best, I would be abstaining. That sounds like a cop-out but please read on. The Bill is named after its sponsor in Parliament, Lord Maurice Saatchi whose wife died of ovarian … Continue reading Do we really need the Medical Innovation ‘Saatchi’ Bill? I’m unconvinced.
So here's my unsubstantiated personal theory. It is that one of the root causes of the problems besetting today's NHS' is our failure to pay proper heed to the growing crisis in accountability and responsibility that has been a feature of our increasingly complex health system over the last seventy years. From almost the day … Continue reading A bit of a public involvement mash-up including that idea for an NHS Civil Society Assembly