Professor Alan Maynard’s suggestion of demerit awards is absolutely crazy.
His theories have no basis in reality. It worries me that someone holding such a view, so clearly of touch with real people (with real feelings and doing real jobs), is in a position to shape national health policy.
If anything is going to de-motivate and sap the morale of doctors it’s pay cuts for not achieving targets.
I wonder if he has ever employed staff; if so, I doubt they stayed around for long.
Dr Simon Valentine