This week saw the launch of the All Party Parliamentary Health Group’s latest publication: A Guided Tour of the New NHS. From the preface:

The Health and Social Care Act introduced a localised clinician-led commissioning structure, a greater role for local authorities in public health and Health and Wellbeing Boards, and the creation of various new national bodies. Yet there remain serious challenges which the system and its new leaders must grapple with: a tight financial environment; pressure from growing demand; a culture driven by targets which puts providers under pressure; and a renewed focus on quality and safety in light of events at Mid Staffs and elsewhere.

The document explains what is a complex system:

This follows neatly after the King’s Fund video: An alternative guide to the new NHS in England:

An alternative guide to the new NHS in England from The King’s Fund on Vimeo.

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  1. My alternative diagram:

    Patients >>>>>> Medical services.

    And if you really insist that health care is a merit good and needs to be funded by transfer payments, then you can add ‘vouchers’ into the flow chart.

    Consider this:

    Hungry customers >>>>> tescos who have food.