NHS should be included in cuts
A poll and citizens' jury conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers has concluded that the NHS should not be exempt from cuts to public spending. Three in five people on the jury opposed exempting international aid from the cuts, while 91% agreed that healthcare spending should no longer be ringfenced.
Clinic misdiagnosed patient
A flesh-eating bug killed a grandmother 36 hours after staff at a clinic in Peterborough sent her home – insisting her badly swollen face was caused by an allergy. She was told to go to a chemist and buy some hay fever pills.
Change in the health service
The Guardian publishes a letter by Professor Deborah Saltman, Associate dean, Thames Valley University on why we need a real change in the health service.
Now no MP will accept cuts
Comment piece in The Independent on why David Cameron’s u-turn on not scrapping free milk for children means he now signals to all lobbyists, politicians and the media that raw politics, as well as economics will drive the direction of government cuts.