mm a bit unusual that, the PM is happy to scapegoat people if they are in opposition to him
karen - Nottingham
I doubt if Mr Cameron would come within a hundred miles of coal face NHS workers who are and have been scapegoated in both the Stafford and numerous other care controversies in the NHS!
Nigel Brockbank - Oldham. UK. NHS
Looks like the lunatics are still running the asylum - Just what we need, an incompetant fool running a system that's already in need of TLC
Janine - London
If you went on the telly and said to the people "No top down re-organisation of the NHS" as an election promise and then read on page 4 of the Exec summary of the francis report "A failure to appreciate until recently the risk of disruptive loss of corporate memory and
focus resulting from repeated, multi-level reorganisation" then maybe you wouldn't want waves in your cess-pool, in case thay come your way. No politician of either main Party would want that. Scapegoats are to be found in the clinical staff herds, not the management classes.
Rezine Nicholson - NHS England
This begs the question why some of us think that making one individual a scapegoat will cure all ills in the NHS. The problem is that of the culture over the many years pouring good money after bad. Those so called wonderful targets at getting patients seen within a specified time scale - tampering with the unachievable was always going to cut corners and bring grieve disappointments anxiety and stress for and to many. Wake up we are living in a blame culture one that blames everyone else but himself/herself. Health service changes were long overdue. No government wanting to rock the boat for fear of loosing votes. Now we have the opportunity to make a change some of us want to retain the status quo - continuing to throw money at the problem. The culture within the NHS needs changing and what best time to do so but now that the problems are coming to light. Mr Nicholson has recognised where it all went wrong and who best to fix it but him. He has apologise for his failings and lack of effective monitoring. He should be given the opportunity to put things right - it cannot be done overnight.
v henry - London