Mark Neary on ‘Complex Needs’

Nobody cuts through the fashionable nonsense talked in health and social care more efficiently than Mark Neary. Here, he points out how one incredibly common but completely empty phrase, ‘complex needs’, works in practice:

In between the interviews we heard from a senior member of NHS Transforming Care. It was desperately unfortunate that in her very first sentence she put the problem down to “the complex needs” of the people incarcerated. I find that so offensive. She was laying the rules of the debate from the first sentence – “We are the professionals. You are the lay people. We have an insight that is far beyond your experience or imagination. Now fuck off”.

Read the whole post: The Complex Needs Bollocks


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