Lessons from Ryanair
James Buchan Professor in the faculty of health and social sciences, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
The NHS has similar supply and demand issues to the airline, but its scope to adjust is much more limited
With winter looming, thoughts may turn to jetting off somewhere warm for a break. This could mean flying with Ryanair, which has been cancelling flights. It may be little comfort as you weigh up the options of a staycation or a week in the sun, but the Ryanair experience has a lesson for the NHS as winter approaches.
Nursing Standard. 32, 11, 28-28. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.11.28.s21