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oldironside Donating Member (835 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 10:53 PM
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NHS cancer figures contradict David Cameron and Andrew Lansley's claims
David Cameron and Andrew Lansley's repeated criticisms of the NHS's record on cancer have been contradicted by new research that shows the health service to be an international leader in tackling the disease.

The findings challenge the government's claims that NHS failings on cancer contribute to 5,000-10,000 unnecessary cancer deaths a year, which ministers have used as a key reason for pushing through their radical shakeup of the service.

In fact, the NHS in England and Wales has helped achieve the biggest drop in cancer deaths and displayed the most efficient use of resources among 10 leading countries worldwide, according to the study published in the British Journal of Cancer.

"These results challenge the feeble justification of the government's changes, which appear to be based upon overhyped media representation, rather than hard comparable evidence. This paper should be a real boost to cancer patients and their families because the NHS's performance on cancer is much better than the media presents. It challenges the government's assertion that the NHS is inefficient and ineffective at treating cancer an argument for reforming the NHS," said Prof Colin Pritchard, a health academic at Bournemouth University.


http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/nov/07/nhs-cance...

These two disgusting little men should be allowed nowhere near the levers of government. God, this makes me angry.
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 05:09 PM
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1. Makes me angry too.
Also, even if it were true, how on earth is selling off the NHS to the highest bidders going to solve the problem?
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oldironside Donating Member (835 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 05:54 AM
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2. It seems obvious to me.
The NHS can't have problems if it doesn't exist.
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