I am hearing reports that papers for meetings of Clinical Commissioning Groups, which are key bodies within the new structure of the NHS, are routinely running to more than 500 pages. How on earth can anyone be expected to absorb that amount of information and use it to make an informed decision? In my opinion, and that of many others I talk to, it is an impossibility, and smacks of deliberate obfuscation.
It’s the 21st Century, we have the tools to do this properly. So, I suggest that instead of papers, video presentations of the issues containing interviews with those affected by the policy should be the norm. How about something like this?
And these should be backed up by presentations at the meeting done in Bettakultcha style; i.e. 20 slides, 5 minutes. Here’s how to do that
We can do this, can’t we?