Radical Redesign Heroes: Where are the TSSers now? Part 1: Hadrian Ball, Medical Director, NSFT

Hadrian Ball was the Medical Director and highest-paid member of the Board of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) throughout the Trust Service Strategy (TSS), better known as the ‘radical redesign’.

The ‘radical redesign’ was condemned by the King’s Fund in the Health Service Journal (HSJ) and is widely regarded as an unmitigated disaster which resulted in Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust becoming the first mental health trust in England to be placed into Special Measures by Monitor after being rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). NSFT’s Board ignored warnings about the impact of the massive radical redesign cuts from its own staff, service users and carers as well as the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the BMA and Unison. NSFT wasted millions of pounds paying its own staff to leave in the midst of a recruitment crisis.

Hadrian Ball was paid more than the British Prime Minister for his work at NSFT and left the UK with a massive NHS pension in his pocket.

Hadrian has now leveraged his worldwide reputation to secure prestigious new employment in Tasmania.

Congratulations, Hadrian!

Congratulations, Tasmania!

Here is Dr Ball’s appointment announcement in the Tasmanian Government Gazette:

219 thoughts on “Radical Redesign Heroes: Where are the TSSers now? Part 1: Hadrian Ball, Medical Director, NSFT”

  1. NSFT’s gain in losing Hadrian Ball will be Tasmania’s loss. It seems that NSFT’s TSSers have to go a long way to hide their shame.

  2. Where are the arch designer and creator of the radical redesign, Kathy Chapman, and the fleeting Chief Executive Officer, Aidan Thomas, who sanctioned the disastrous plans and moved swiftly on?

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