Wednesday, 27 August 2008

New directions

This blog has been running for nearly two years. In that time it has had some real successes - stories have been taken up by Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph, Daily Mail, Private Eye (twice) to name just a few. Other stories have moved onto major political websites such as Guido Fawkes.

We have certainly exposed some of the nonsense of a target obsessed NHS.

But times change. The message has been put centre stage. At the same time, a few people have taken things rather personally, which has never been our intention; in any case, blogs are getting a bit "old hat".

For that reason, we are going to post much less frequently. There are other, perhaps better, and certainly more subtle means of getting the message across. We shall use them.

To paraphrase George Orwell "Big brother, we are watching you". The campaign is moving to a new and better level. We have never been more confident of success.

6 comments:

julie said...

Hi Barry,

Hope you're not going to do a Dr Crippen on us! By all means blog less, but don't be a stranger! Best wishes,

Julie

Anonymous said...

A change of subject: Ruth Harrison

Hi Guys,

A bit late in the day. Anyone know where she went after Bedford etc...and when she started there.

Would appreciate any information with dates if poss.

I know she got the boot at Bucks NHS.

Thanks.

Julie said...

Hi anon,

Have no idea, but this might help you find the info; it's a super duper search engine Clusty.

http://clusty.com/

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that Julie.

Ryan said...

Hi Barry, Sorry to post comment here as i could not find any direct contact. I have taken a look at your vote4barry.blogspot.com and it seems very impressive on health and hospital issues and information. And we think your information needs more exposure to the face of world. Your blog has a great traffic value and and hope more in future. We need a permission to write an article on Hospital and health care issues that you can post on your blog if you feel like to post it.

Anonymous said...

Dear Save Bedford Hospital,

My name is Barbara O’ Brien and my blogging at The Mahablog, Crooks and Liars, AlterNet, and elsewhere on the progressive political and health blogophere has earned me the notoriety of being a panelist at the Yearly Kos Convention and a featured guest blogger at the Take Back America Conference in Washington, DC.

I’m contacting you because I found your site in a prominent health reform blog search and want to tell you about my newest blogging platform —the public concern of health care and its reform. Our shared concerns include health reform, tort reform, public health, safe workplaces, and asbestos contamination.

To increase awareness on these important issues, my goal is to get a resource link on your site or even allow me to provide a guest posting. Please contact me back, I hope to hear from you soon. Drop by our site in the meantime—www.maacenter.org/blog.

Thanks,

Barbara O’ Brien
barbaraobrien@maacenter.org