Monday, January 29, 2007

The NHS, Burning our money.

BBC Radio 4's the today Program is running a series of reports at 7.30 every morning on the NHS, burning our money.

You can read the print article here, and listen again here.

Interesting numbers. Of the £19 billion increase in budget since 2004/5 to 2007/8 only £5.9 billion has been spent on increasing services. The rest has gone on various forms of cost increases such as a £6.6 billion in wages.

There will be some other interesting facts coming out during the week. Apparently the Today program has had trouble getting people to speak on the record because they are scared.

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