Thursday, 22 January 2009

NHS Labourspeak Obvious Constitution Bollocks

The government have launched their NHS 'Constitution', presumably because they think the rest of us are too dim to understand what's meant by the words 'national', 'health' and 'service'.

I read the first 'principle' and gave up when I got to the third sentence because the pain in my sides was too great:
The NHS provides a comprehensive service, available to all irrespective of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. [Usual self-righteous Labour waffle that states the obvious.] It has a duty to each and every individual that it serves and must respect their human rights. [That would be the rights they're so busy tearing up elsewhere, would it?] At the same time, it has a wider social duty to promote equality through the services it provides and to pay particular attention to groups or sections of society where improvements in health and life expectancy are not keeping pace with the rest of the population.
No, it doesn't have the duty to promote equality or any such ideological claptrap. It's about looking after us when we're sick. Typically, the government can't tell the difference between providing medical services and acting as a propaganda department for New Labour.

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