I may have something to say about the government’s celebration of the NHS’ 65th anniversary later today.
When I wrote this article a year ago, I’d identified an all-out war being waged on the NHS. But the situation then was nothing compared to the relentless, remorseless media campaign now underway to destroy the NHS’ place in the affections and esteem of the British people. Never mind blink – you could take a long sleep now and when you open your eyes the NHS will still be the subject of every piece of negative media coverage imaginable.
I’m reblogging this post to wish the NHS a happy, embattled 65th birthday. I’d love to say ‘Many Happy Returns’ – but unless we wake up, see what’s going on and defend our greatest institution, the NHS probably won’t see it’s 70th.