David Nicholson is to be knighted for his great services to the government, er sorry, the national health service I meant. So what has David done to deserve such recognition? Well he's been the NHS chief executive whilst the administration costs have gone through the roof, while the layers of bureaucracy and useless quangos have proliferated like randy rats on viagra, while numerous failed reforms have been forced through from the top where David incidentally resides in his big fat comfy chair.
David has been the NHS chief executive whilst such great schemes as the PFI, Choose and Book, Practice Based Commissioning, Payment by Results, the NHS IT farce, ISTCs and MMC have been forced upon the unsuspecting public. 'Reform' when it comes to the NHS has come to mean wasting billions in fiddling around with the process of actually delivering health care, rather than actually working out ways in which money can be spent effectively to improve the service.
David Nicholson has been one of the key men in driving through this agenda of expensive drivel, he has frequently been there to defend these bogus reforms by spouting some meaningless newspeak of the most disingenuous kind. He is now being rewarded for his loyalty by this corrupt award, this is how government works. Simply do a terrible job, act against the interests of the general public by serving your elite masters without ever questioning their right to dictate their dross and then you will be rewarded.