Good news this morning, another courtesy email to Camden and Islington NHS Trust governors. The missing Whittington hospital personnel data discs have been located - The letter was sent out yesterday to all those concerned. A great relief to all round.
Apparently after a wider search of the hospital and verified by the investigation committee the discs were found in a safe place within the premises and were never posted as originally reported. Likewise all copies have been fully accounted for.
With all the media frenzy last week hope some reporter will be as excited about writing an up date to the story. There is always so much hype in the news when discs go missing but we never hear reports of those recovered.
My only gripe about the whole sorry saga is to ask why did it take national media attention before an internal investigation and search was undertaken?
Other news concerning the Trust which has hit the local newspapers this week Charges of ‘hypocrisy’ levelled at health bosses over wage rise - MENTAL health bosses have been accused of “hypocrisy” by angry service users
I take personal exception to this report as one of those who voted for the implementation of the new salary structure. The recommendations were made by Trust members charged with the responsibility and not by any of the presumed reciprocates of the increase. It bring the new Trust in line with other NHS bodies.
Have to fully agree with the statement by another Islington governor, George Allen, who said: “Motivation isn’t only about money, it’s about the job. But the better the calibre of person we can recruit to it the better decisions will be made.”
Market forces determine salaries. Mental health is a unique specialisation in the field of medicine we can't have any old Joe soap taking on senior responsibilities.
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