Jim's trying, for the third time, to arrange a meeting with Policy Team, myself, Frog and Nancy to go through the new raft of performance indicators that apply from 1st April and come up with plans/strategies/desperate bits of straw-clutching to make sure that
(a) We're collecting the data in the first place; and
(b) The results show us in a good light, ideally with improvements in key areas.
Frog, Nancy and I have made ourselves available for the previous two attempts and I think we're up for this later one, too. The problem, as always, lies in Policy Team. Jim tackles T.Aldous about the subject:
"We really need to prioritise this meeting so that we can sort out what we're doing for the beginning of April."
"Can't it wait until the end of March?"