Posted by: Witch Doctor | May 16, 2007

MTAS – lest we forget.

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THIS SHOULD NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN

MTAS is probably destined for a black hole. But it should not be buried.

Not yet.

There needs to be a post mortem.

MTAS will be remembered mainly as an unfair selection process using a malfunctioning and insecure IT system. And, depending on the outcome of the challenge from Remedy UK, it may be found to have been illegal.

But it is much more than that.

It appears to have been an experiment. An experiment without ethics approval or informed consent.

It had the potential of selecting out male doctors for certain posts.

LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX

It demonstrated how highly intelligent individuals (senior doctors) when placed in a group or committee either doze off, are unable to think straight, or are dominated so they do not speak. Or if they do, they fail to make themselves heard. This could become the next important study for experimental psychologists.

It illustrated how highly intelligent individuals (junior doctors) when placed under threat can cause a groundswell that can move mountains.

While it exposed the problems associated with IT, it also demonstrated the power of the Internet as an important additional medium in quickly harnessing support.

It warns that governments should no longer assume that ill-conceived or dubious agendas will go through unchallenged.

It should address how much public money is being squandered by governments on ill conceived notions. It should raise the question of accountability for such waste.

It emphasises how readily the government employs consultancies and utilises quangos.

It raises the question of the relative roles of Colleges, Deaneries and PMETB.

It illustrates how flawed interviews were almost prioritised over patient care.

And probably more……

Yes, junior doctors, you have kept everyone on their toes.

Perhaps some good will come out of this exercise.

AND NOW, MMC.

All the reasons behind MMC should be brought out into the open.

The “baby and the bathwater” components of MMC, Calman, and what went on before, need to be identified. Only the bathwater should be flushed away.

And in due course, the baby should be given a brand new name.

The Witch Doctor – Link to a random page

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