12 May 2009

Here's an idea: don't offer prizes for suggestions - Simon Caulkin

As if my magic - this article has popped into my view - following the one referenced below. Again very much worth a read:

"Sigh. Another grand efficiency wheeze that should have been strangled at birth. At first sight, getting worked up about Lord Darzi's NHS suggestion scheme - under which £20m in prize money is on offer to staff coming up with the best ideas for saving money over the next four years - might seem over the top. The cash sum is trivial: the NHS needs to cut costs by £2.3bn in the next year alone. And if someone does walk off with £5m for an idea that saves many times that, isn't that a reasonable deal? Well, no...."


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