‘A deeply dysfunctional system’

The new consultants’ contract was necessary to strengthen the health service, but we still need a complete restructuring of how we deliver healthcare

20th November, 2010

There was a perception, promulgated perhaps deliberately, that many, if not all, of the problems in the hospital sector were due to the poor regulation of consultant work practices.

It was implied that renegotiation of the consultant contract would in some way alleviate these problems. This was wrong.

As most of us had predicted, the new contract has had no impact on the delivery of patient care.

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