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A pre-school guide to the reforms


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Friday, 17 June 2011

A pre-school guide to the reforms

Many children have complained to NHS Networks that they find reporting of the reforms hard to follow with too many long words and not enough pictures. Here is an account aimed at the under fives.

The NHS is very good, it makes lots of people well, but it is also very busy. It costs a lot of money and some people think the wrong people are in charge.

A man named Andrew decided to make it better.

Andrew gave the NHS to doctors. They make people better when they are ill, so they could make the NHS better too.

A lot of patients were unhappy. If doctors were running the NHS, who would look after them, they asked.

Even some doctors were unhappy. They said more people would get ill and that it would be Andrew’s fault.

Andrew said everything would be all right.

Other doctors and nurses started shouting that it wasn’t fair. They wanted to be in charge too.

Andrew listened to them. He said everyone could help to run the NHS.

A jolly man named Sir David, who everyone liked, said he would look after the NHS if doctors and nurses found it too hard. Sir David liked running things.

A man named Alan, who was in charge a long time ago said there had been a bad car crash. Andrew said Alan did not really mean it and was just being naughty.

Everyone hoped the NHS would get better.

Next week: European competition law for toddlers.


byoung says:
Jun 18, 2011 07:22 AM
makes me wonder who would play the role of nanny when I use this to explain
to the board about the current reforms, still even they may fail to understand so can I request pictures as well please, thanks, Liam (4 and a half)
afowle says:
Jun 19, 2011 11:53 PM
Most of your "NHS Networks weekly news" blogs make me laugh, as this one. Occasionally I want to howl with rage instead, whenever you threaten my vested interests.
Who are you? By what right do you milk so many sacred cows? Enquiring minds wish to know.
lhines says:
Jun 20, 2011 12:52 PM
I thought this very patronising. A jolly man named Sir David, why does a 5 year old need to know he a Sir & subjective as to whether he's jolly!
Reference to the car crash unnecesary
 Complete waste of effort!!
jpatterson says:
Jun 21, 2011 08:12 PM
Thanks for the feedback. I write the blog most weeks, though I have a proper job as well. Please don't tell me what your vested interests are in case it deters me from threatening them in future.
I think we are all entitled to squeeze the odd teat from time to time, though I'm sure there are plenty of people who would disagree.
jpatterson says:
Jun 21, 2011 08:27 PM
Sir David is jolly and I have the evidence.