After the reveille bugle had sound this morning, one of the team’s early birds tuned into the ITV 05.30hrs morning news bulletin where the headline was that of the publication of an “independent” review (? by government stooges) to be published later today.
The BBC news at 06.00 we are fairly sure, but are prepared to be corrected if wrong, mentioned also a review but not an independent one. Surely a small reporting error we thought after some discussion. However the BBC one o’clock news also reported “an independent review”.
We would say we were waiting with baited breath to see how many seconds or minutes of a degree the “independent” navigators of the current SS NHS Titanic of reform for the better recommend that its course be changed.
Praise be to the Party for more unnecessary reform but at least this time it will have been “independently” scurtinized at least by the media.
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Northern Doc was once a blog originally written by a group of GPs in Northernshire and expressed their experiences and frustrations of working in today's NHS. The pieces were compiled at social meetings after work and published anonymously in a once free society. Following the Government's Medical Council clamp down on freedom of thought, speech and expression by doctors and our belief that the views of a few doctors DO NOT represent the views of the profession as a whole their views will now be written by and published by a journalist who has previously contributed to the blog by virtue of social ties. Any inference that the word Doc means a doctor is now purely coincidental. This is as of the 22 April 2013.