So die all who try to reform the National Health Service. They have been doing so since a despairing Margaret Thatcher appointed Roy Griffiths, boss of Sainsbury's, to the task in 1983. The NHS is the North-West Frontier of the public sector. If the health union Tajiks don't get you, the Pashtun consultants will. You can throw as many men into the Khyber Pass as you like but they never return.