Better information for health where and when it's needed
This is a fine sentiment, but how does it work in practice? I am grateful for today's Independent newspaper for this response to an enquiry made under the Freedom of Information Act:
Q. Can we see the report into the links between MRSA rates and bed occupancy written by the Department of Health's chief economic adviser?
A. This would be detrimental to the future formulation of government policy.
So much for better information where and when it's needed; so much for Freedom of Information.