Boris Johnson tells cabinet there is 'ample scope' to better handle cost ...
Boris Johnson is going to make the NHS into "a blockbuster health care system in the age of Netflix" and no we don't know what that means either.
Journalist Adam Bienkov reported that the PM's spokesman made the remarks but didn't exactly extrapolate on them.
Meanwhile health secretary Sajid Javid reportedly made the comparison during this morning's cabinet meeting, and warned it was “no longer simply an option to stick to the status quo”, hinting at changes in areas including the use of technology and data to help frontline workers.
And when asked what he meant by the Blockbuster comment, Huffington Post reports that the spokesman said: “I think he was effectively making the point that some of the structures and systems within the healthcare system were designed for a different age and they’ve not been suitably updated over the years, and that coming out of the pandemic, it was no longer an option effectively to stick with the status quo.”
\u201cVery funny how this government keeps using Netflix as it\u2019s barometer of a successful company our state run companies should be emulating, despite everyone hating it for its complete lack of ideas, and it actively tanking in the market due to its ridiculous prices\u201d
\u201cTo be clear Downing Street say the point of the analogy was the NHS is like Blockbuster (the defunct video rental chain) and the Health Secretary wants to bring it into the Netflix age rather than they want it to be a blockbuster.\u201d