General Bernard L. Montgomery watches his tanks move up

What can health boards, or any public service, learn from the battle of El Alamein?

‘Not much’ would have been my answer before Christmas, but Santa brought something that changed my mind. Alamein by Stephen Bungay (external link). A former management consultant turned historian, Bungay brings a fresh insight to history by applying modern management thinking. Nominally focused on the 1942 El Alamein battles (external link), the book is really the story…

Stethoscope on pile of money

To pay or not to pay

I’m a firm supporter of our publicly funded health service and would stand by my belief that if and when I or any of my family should need help, I would look to the NHS as the first point of call. After all, Aneurin Bevan created a health service which was free at the point…