While I'm on the subject of unnecessary, damaging and costly processes in public services, may I draw your attention to -
This open letter to Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, which should be widely circulated. So I hope the more than 1,000 signatories do not mind me publishing it in full here.
It was coordinated by
Doctors of the World, @DOTW_UK
Asylum Matters, @AsylumMatters
Freedom from Torture, @FreefromTorture
National AIDS Trust, @NAT_AIDS_Trust
The Immigration Law Practitioners Association, @ILPAimmigration
Sir David Nicholson, who was the chief executive of NHS England from 2011 to 2014, is among 1,000 signatories.