MTAS - Back To The Future
Finally, sense. MTAS, the doctor's recruitment website that led to chaos and stress in the lives of junior doctors (including my brother-in-law) is to be scrapped.
Actually, it's merely not going to be turned back on, having had the switch thrown a few weeks back. It's hard to see what else they could have done in the circumstances.
This is rather overdue and isn't any reason whatsoever to conclude that a post-Blair government is going to be in any way sensible, but the failures of the system are the failures of Blairism. In particular, inexpert use of technology to centralise and de-professionalise a potentially stroppy part of the workforce, leading to them become very actually stroppy indeed. Long may it rot. Next, NPfIT and ID cards, eh? Damn, there are so many to choose from.
Further bloggage from the estimable NHSBlogDoc.