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In the press -British Journal of General Practice Hype and spin in the NHS

Summary: In the press - British Journal of General Practice
Hype and spin in the NHS
Peter Andras and Bruce Charlton
Correspondence to:
Dr Bruce Charlton
Reader in Evolutionary Psychiatry
Department of Psychology
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel - 0191 222 6800
Fax - 0191 222 5622
e-mail - bruce.charlton@ncl.ac.uk
People increasingly expect hype and spin to be a feature of almost all the
publicly-available information generated by government, corporations and
institutions in general - and the NHS is fully implicated in this phenomenon.
The result is that, despite the unprecedented volume and accessibility of
information, an understanding of the realities of our society seems as remote
as ever it was. Propaganda and factual information are presented in an
identical fashion - and only a trained economist can tell whether the latest
`increase' in NHS funding is a genuine injection of resources or merely an


Source: Andras, Peter - School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences