A very good analysis of exactly how George Osborne and David Cameron spin their claims of “increased” health spending. From someone on the sharp end of the cuts.
The strike is back on and Jeremy is straight out in front with claims of committing ‘extra funds’ to the NHS. Unsurprisingly this is rubbish.
juniordoctorblog explains how the funding spin is constructed and how they are getting away with it.
NHS Funding: Who’s telling the truth?
The funding situation of the NHS can be a tricky thing to get your head around, so it’s no wonder the British media struggle to report it accurately. As such, we often hear statements from the Government and leading health economists that seem diametrically opposite to each other, leaving media reporters, and by extension the general public, confused and unsure of what to believe.
For example, George Osborne in his latest Spending Review can announce a “half trillion pound settlement, the biggest commitment to the NHS since it’s creation”. Meanwhile, the chief economist of the King’s Fund, states the NHS is facing the…
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