Posted by: Witch Doctor | March 12, 2011

The English Disease

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It looks as if England is becoming a sick country. Not the gastritis kind of sickness but the sickness of corruption.

Gastritis makes you want to vomit.

Corruption makes you want to vomit even more.

Thanks to other bloggers highlighting it, My Black Cat discovered “Spinwatch” today for the first time.

So what is corruption?

REVEALED: GOVERNMENT SECRETLY USES DOCTORS TO SPIN TRIBAL WAR FOR NHS HEARTS AND MINDS (OH! AND £80 BILLION)

Well, in my book corruption occurs when a government participates in dodgy activities like this:

“An outsourcing company that hopes to make millions of pounds from the most radical shake up of the NHS is secretly providing the government with apparently independent GPs to help ministers sell their controversial reform to patients and staff.

“Internal emails obtained by SpinWatch show that the arrangement was agreed just before Andrew Lansley, the health secretary, launched his bill last month to scrap primary care trusts and hand £80bn of the NHS budget to GPs and private health companies.

Tribal, the outsourcing firm with £150m worth of government contracts, supplied a list of friendly GPs to Bill Morgan, Lansley’s special adviser. Morgan is a former lobbyist for private health companies and Tribal confirms that it was in discussions with some of the GPs on the list about future lucrative contracts.”

“Kingsley Manning, executive chairman of Tribal and former adviser to a parliamentary committee on health, wrote to Morgan in December. The email said: “Further to our conversation, please find attached a list of GPs you may want to contact with respect to the launch of Consortia Pathfinders; we haven’t briefed them so somebody would need to talk to them before they were exposed to the press.”

Read on.

And vomit!

I think, My Black Cat, it is time for you to go out hunting. Go and catch this herd of rats, including the Creeping GPs and I’ll fling them into The Cauldron to make them tender enough so they can delight us with a huge rat pie for our Sunday table!

P.S. Do you suppose this is how NUDGE, NUDGE operates, My Black Cat?

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Responses

  1. I believe the list of GPs would be useful.

    Greg.


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