Not all NHS executives are greedy, self-serving monsters and not all lower-paid staff are saints
Andrew Lansley's "market-facing" model for the NHS favours greed at the top - top money for top talent - and need at the bottom, wages minimised in low-wage, low-price areas ("Lansley backs lower pay for NHS staff in poorer areas"). Carrot in front and stick at the back for this Tory hack - until the two ends, both human after all, part company, geographically, socially and politically.
What this drop-dead model overlooks is the power of common humanity: the poor and half-way poor are also greedy, proud as well as necessary, and able to vote with their feet, while the rich, greedy or not, are also moved in other ways, not just to money but to do a good job well.
Some NHS executives, like some bankers, see no further than their own pay cheques. But even in banks, with money as their object, a bonus-blinkered leadership broke down.[view whole blog post ]