I recently posted expressing my despair that the government had suggested that hospital consultants should be involved in the commissioning process. It looks as if I have nothing to worry about. The GP consortia don’t want to play with us.
I think it is just as well. You have to wonder what would have motivated consultants to seek these positions, and self advancement would have come high on the list of possible reasons. With the demise of clinical excellence awards awards however the brownie points are no longer there to aim for.
It is interesting to see however that the process seems to be acquiring some momentum, with boards already having appointed staff and the Royal Colleges keen to get in on the act.
The flies are circling the dog turd.