Friday, 30 May 2008

BLPT vacancies

Another snippet from the last set of (hard to find) BLPT minutes. Incidentally, I have now made two contacts through the Feedback form on the website, and three more to individual members of the Trust, informing them of the missing links. Yesterday I had a response (to the latest feedback form) promising me the links would be sorted out. New items have been added to the BLPT website, but the links haven't been sorted out. Nor have several missing documents been added.

BLPT's executive team is currently without a permanent Director of Finance and Estates and also has only an interim Director of Professional Development and Practice Standards. These are two key roles. The Director for Social Care has also announced she is leaving at the end of September. There are a lot of other senior posts vacant within the organisation. At a time when they are bidding for Foundation trust status, this seems unfortunate.


mandy lifeboats appeal said...

Hi C

I wonder why there are these vacancies too.

Perhaps those who have left stopped believing the hype or got bored with continually attending meetings and dummying reports.

Disillusioned said...

Maybe, Mandy. Could be natural ebb and flow, but there are a lot of leavers in senior positions, and a lot of new posts being created too.

marcella said...

I think the new posts being created scenario might have more to do with the current surplus of funds in the NHS. Last year services were all being cut (sorry re-configured) this year they're being expanded. As for the people leaving, well it's probably not that wonderful an organisation to work for is it?

Disillusioned said...

Hi Marcella
Well, from their minutes BLPT are not claimng a surplus of funds - and I can think of far more worthy causes on which any surplus could be spent, too.
Agree on your verdict of the organisation tho...

mandy lifeboats appeal said...

I agree C

If there is any surplus, which BLPT are certainly not being forthcoming would be better spent on patients rather than more senior level positions which don't improve the level of care. Certainly, I see little evidence that setting up senior positions has improved care to date.

More jobs for the yes people, me thinks and maybe the reason for the ebbing is that people didn't want to be yes people.