Thursday, October 26, 2006

Sock it to the NHS!

As I get back into the swing of work following our wedding I am delighted to see the NHS finally getting to grips with the really important stuff.

A report emerged today (click here for details) how the Board of Directors of one NHS organisation is spending time discussing the crucial topic of whether or not to ban NHS staff wearing novelty socks.

In all my years in the NHS I often said we were far too ‘uptight’ and if anyone wanted a good laugh it was seen by some as showing a lack of professionalism.

Caring for people who are sick demands the greatest professionalism - that goes without saying. I have always said that high standards of professionalism are not undermined by having the occasional bit of light relief.

Healthcare is a serious topic and I am not for one nanosecond suggesting we should ever be flippant at work in the NHS … but come on … we cannot afford to see Board members getting involved is what socks the staff wear whilst waiting lists lengthen and overspends increase day by day!!!!


david wike said...

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." (Source unknown)

Trevor Gay said...

Cracking quote David - thank you - I must use it!