Saturday, 12 February 2011

Here is a report that Cameron won't mention

"Baseline performance across hospitals was already high on many criteria relating to quality, leaving little room for improvement... Where scope for improvement existed, we found many examples of improved, and none of worsening, practice"

Yes, that quote above is talking about the NHS. It's from the British Medical Journal, and, unsurprisingly, most of the British press chose not to report it (although some US websites have picked up the story).

Whilst government ministers have spent the last year (ever since Andrew Lansley's rabbit-out-of-a-hat announcement on NHS reforms) doing their best to tell everyone who will listen how desperately terrible the NHS is, they forgot to mention a few things that independent reports have demonstrated:

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