Thursday, 10 January 2008

Who's in charge of the NHS?

Compare and contrast these quotes...

"If you go into hospital you will get screened by next year for MRSA or for C.difficile.
Gordon Brown, Sunday AM, 6 January

"Screening for colonised patients is inappropriate."
Alan Johnson's Clean, safe care report, 9 January

"We will also examine how all these changes can be enshrined in a new constitution of the NHS setting out for the first time the rights and responsibilities associated with an entitlement to NHS care."
Gordon Brown's New Year Message, 1 January

"Johnson discloses that he does not want the constitution to be enshrined
in legislation..."
Interview with Alan Johnson, The Guardian, 9 January

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