But Mr Barclay goes wrong at the end of his article:
No one is irreplaceable. In an organization that employs 7% of the UK workforce, there must surely be at least one capable, hardworking NHS manager out there able to do the job.No. The conclusion to be drawn is that the Nationalised Hospital Service is too big and too complicated for anyone to manage effectively.
An uncomfortable truth for politicians.
But while we keep the Nationalised Hospital Service as a huge state monopoly, it will continue to bleed money and lives. Probably both. The proles will continue to suffer.