I really don't like the underhand way in which the current Government is announcing things. Throw away comments in the media, or making random statements whilst visiting a hospital.
The latest involves NHS Direct, and the news that the helpline is being scrapped to save money. Of course, the opposition are up in arms, claiming it's the thin edge of the wedge, and the beginning of the dismantling of the NHS. Although, apparently it was in the Labour manifesto. Hmmm, missed that one I'm afraid.
Lord Prescott (still can't get used to that!), has a few words on the BBC about it. All I can say is, I hope the new 1-1-1 service is just as good. Although I can't see how it can be, and cost less than the current service, without some reduction in quality.