Today in the House of Commons, Patricia Hewitt apologized for the shamble of MTAS and MMC which has caused endless distress to junior doctors, wasted countless thousands of hours of consultants time, and cost millions of pounds of our money that could have been spent on patient care.
I was interested to see that her apology was carried prominently on Channel Four News, but totally ignored by the BBC; it was the BBC which also tried very hard to ignore the march through London by 12,000 junior doctors on 17th March. There was a time when the BBC was regarded as being independent. Now it appears to be a mouthpiece of 10 Downing Street. Perhaps those initials really do stand for Blair Broadcasting Corporation.