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4 minutes ago, Mikhail Liebenstein said:


I agree 100%.
 

Just look at the local Government level in the scale.

In the levels above Parish/Town Councils (which are just residents opinion groups with tiny budgets) you then have professional and expensive hoards...... District/Borough Councils, County Councils, Local Economic Partnerships, Offices for Police and Crime Commissioners, Regional outposts for Government departments like BIS, and a host of other Quangos. These all have staff, many on £100k plus and mostly doing nothing of much use.

They should consolidate the Districts and LEPs into Unitary Authorities, abolish most of the Regional Departmental outposts and then have the unitary authorities report back into the departments.

 

Take my LA, NYCC.

If you just create a ~30 mile semicircle North - and I use 30 miles as thats a mid commute distance, there are:

NYCC,

17,000 people
 
We are the region's largest employer with a workforce exceeding 17,000 people. Our employees cover a diverse mixture of roles such as: legal, teaching, social work and engineering, and we can offer you the opportunity to develop your career.

Middlesbrough CC,

Company size
5001-10,000 employees

Thats from linked. MBCC are not forthcomign on nubmer of employees

Durham CC

18,000 staff
 
We have a budget of around £1.3billion, which helps us provide services for more than 513,000 people. We have over 18,000 staff, 39 libraries, 10 leisure centres, six swimming pools, 15 children's centres and 10 hubs, 78,000 street lights and 270 schools.

Redcar CC

2300

(Numbers from a pdf on equality ...)

Stockton CC

3,000 employees
 
Stockton Council is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. There are almost 3,000 employees who work for Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council doing a vast range of jobs across many different services.

Hartlepool CC

2,000 employees
 
With over 2,000 employees, we are one of the largest employers in Hartlepool and would welcome you to join us! Hartlepool is a vibrant and energetic town with growing prospects.

Darlington CC

FTE 1400

 

Each and every one has a duplication of basic admin. Each has horrendous productivity/sick rate.

Each has an elaborate management structure

Then theres all the NHS trust. Remember ~50% of NHS staff are non clinical. Also remember that a lot of the non clinical low end is contacted out.

 

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I won't comment on councils, but to suggest there is to much waste in the NHS or excessive jobs, is rubbish.

The staff have to pay, to use their car parks ???.

The university required education, is good for job security, poor for pay and personal health.

The only place we will save money now, is by reducing the size of the older population.

Wards are already running on low numbers, an quite frankly, the level of treatment and care, is poor compared to the US/other major economies.

One way, to save money would be to restructure nursing and medicine, into one progressive discipline. 

Apart from that, theres not much left, the NHS is relying on EU nurses and doctors, it's already a very unattractive place to work.

 

 

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13 minutes ago, Speed1987 said:

I won't comment on councils, but to suggest there is to much waste in the NHS or excessive jobs, is rubbish.

The staff have to pay, to use their car parks ???.

The university required education, is good for job security, poor for pay and personal health.

The only place we will save money now, is by reducing the size of the older population.

Wards are already running on low numbers, an quite frankly, the level of treatment and care, is poor compared to the US/other major economies.

One way, to save money would be to restructure nursing and medicine, into one progressive discipline. 

Apart from that, theres not much left, the NHS is relying on EU nurses and doctors, it's already a very unattractive place to work.

 

 

Over 50% of NHS employees are non clinical.

 

 

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5 hours ago, spyguy said:

Over 50% of NHS employees are non clinical.

 

 

Yea, admin, maintenance, porters, security etc...

The NHS, has been cut, cut and cut some more. I've worked throughout the NHS and wouldn't be seen dead, in there now.

They can barely hold onto british doctors and nurses, if the goverment make more cuts there, well, get ready for more foreign staff.

Universities are struggling to recruit nurses, OTs, midwives and the stock which comes through, is much poorer. Medics less so because of the prestige associated.

As I said reforming nursing, OTs, medicine and other disciplines under just one discipline, would really help. The whole structure of the university training is excessive and most never use most of it, It's pointless.

They would be better off, training most as nurses and allowing them to specialise with more powers and autonomy.

On the wards, its pretty clear, particularly for nurses after 3 years of experience, they could pretty much do an SHOs job. Yet we are paying through the noise, for so many doctors. They created a PA role, that's just ******** tbh.

The other ways to make savings are eldery bed blockers, obesity and diabetes type 2, its poor lifestyle choices. Often patients are fit for discharge but no nursing home placement yet to be agreed yet.

The NHS, cannot be cut anymore, unless you wanna die, when the next wave comes.

 

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36 minutes ago, Speed1987 said:

Yea, admin, maintenance, porters, security etc...

The NHS, has been cut, cut and cut some more. I've worked throughout the NHS and wouldn't be seen dead, in there now.

They can barely hold onto british doctors and nurses, if the goverment make more cuts there, well, get ready for more foreign staff.

Universities are struggling to recruit nurses, OTs, midwives and the stock which comes through, is much poorer. Medics less so because of the prestige associated.

As I said reforming nursing, OTs, medicine and other disciplines under just one discipline, would really help. The whole structure of the university training is excessive and most never use most of it, It's pointless.

They would be better off, training most as nurses and allowing them to specialise with more powers and autonomy.

On the wards, its pretty clear, particularly for nurses after 3 years of experience, they could pretty much do an SHOs job. Yet we are paying through the noise, for so many doctors. They created a PA role, that's just ******** tbh.

The other ways to make savings are eldery bed blockers, obesity and diabetes type 2, its poor lifestyle choices. Often patients are fit for discharge but no nursing home placement yet to be agreed yet.

The NHS, cannot be cut anymore, unless you wanna die, when the next wave comes.

 

No, a lot of low end NHS jobs are outsourced.

It's still 50 %+ non clinical plus outsourced staff.

There have been *NO* cuts to the NHS budget.

This is  spending in real terms.

_101731819_chart-nhs_spend-srmmu-nc.png

 

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600+ applications for a trainee job in a few days.  There are plenty of people who still want to work in the NHS.  The NHS is top heavy with room for a lot of cuts to balance things out.  The problem with the NHS is that it has become more about the money and hitting targets, than the care of the patient (or staff).

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