NHS target culture

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NHS target culture

A UK term of art referring to the focusing by managers in NHS organisations on objective and tangible goals (targets), including financial targets (e.g., cutting an annual budget by £5 million) or time targets (e.g., being seen within 4 hours by a doctor or nurse in A&E or beginning definitive cancer therapy within 31 days of urgent GP referral, etc.), often to the exclusion of non-objective measures of care quality, including changing of bed linen, responding to call alarms, etc.
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The heated shells of these green unseasoned tenements gave out a pungent odor of scorching wood and resin.
The Ripley gunners, unseasoned artillery volunteers who ought never to have been placed in such a position, fired one wild, premature, ineffectual volley, and bolted on horse and foot through the deserted village, while the Martian, without using his Heat-Ray, walked serenely over their guns, stepped gin- gerly among them, passed in front of them, and so came unexpectedly upon the guns in Painshill Park, which he destroyed.
Kester was an old bachelor and reputed to have stockings full of coin, concerning which his master cracked a joke with him every pay-night: not a new unseasoned joke, but a good old one, that had been tried many times before and had worn well.
Branches of pines and hemlocks were stuck in each of the fissures that offered in the unseasoned and hastily completed woodwork of both the building and its furniture; while festoons and hieroglyphics met the eye in vast profusion along the brown sides of the scratch-coated walls.
Some few who had no music in their souls, or no money in their pockets, dawdled about; and the old spectacle of the visitor-wife and the depressed unseasoned prisoner still lingered in corners, as broken cobwebs and such unsightly discomforts draggle in corners of other places.
They understood their own culture as well as the target culture by learning how natives of Italian and Spanish express certain phrases based on cultural influences and the impact that musicals have had globally.
This report is welcome and we clearly need to change the target culture in our NHS.
He further justifies replacing an allusive title by a descriptive title or a target culture relevant allusion, when necessary, to avoid cultural misunderstandings and to offer an idiomatic title translation.
A strong leader adapts national culture norms to the target culture and leads the way in maintaining an atmosphere of inclusion.
There is, however, also room for electives that focus on specific aspects of the target culture.
To merge corporate cultures, define the target culture first, including shared values, reporting processes, and behaviors that dictate how employees will do their jobs after the merge.
The enormity of virtual worlds, time zone differences, and language barriers complicate access to members of the target culture (Aldosemani & Shepherd, 2014).