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Thursday, January 19, 2006

More Reality (II)

Mr. Whitlock seems to have forgotten, so here's another 24 hours' worth of news on the NHS:

A billion-pound budget shortfall [about $45 for each person in England] has caused closings and cancellations;

NHS hospitals are ripping off friends and relatives calling into the hospital (and there's something dodgy about the parking, too);

The service remains a political football;

But in Scotland, there's a motion to make all prescriptions free!

Missed by a day: a review article on where recent budget increases have gone, and a back-and-forth with the press.