Radio 4 Today 10/10/15


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5 Responses to “Radio 4 Today 10/10/15”

  1. eileen peck October 10, 2015 at 10:01 am #

    I just wanted to let you know how furious I felt about the fact that the Today programme treated you so very badly this morning. They gave you a very hurried slot just before the news (4 minutes) which is ludicrous given the importance of the subject. I have contacted the TODAY programme to suggest that perhaps the BBC has been cowed by the government’s threats and was afraid that if it gave time to your contention that political ideology takes precedence over clinical evidence it would be accused of political bias. If the BBC is so cowed then perhaps it isn’t worth saving!

  2. Judy Adams October 10, 2015 at 10:34 am #

    Thank you so much for the piece on the Today programme this morning. I have also listened with great interest to your contributions to Inside Health. I write as a patient presently struggling to get information/treatment/joined up thinking from my NHS Trust which is in special measures. One is left feeling that unless the health problem seems life threatening (after doing one’s own diagnosis from the internet) it is better not to ‘bother’ one’s GP or to pursue results of tests when one is not contacted, or consultants’ investigations when they fail to arrive by post, or to ask questions of medical staff who appear constantly on the brink of nervous breakdowns. This isn’t how it should be… but the government simply turns a blind eye. As a baby boomer I dread to think what is going to happen to us all as we continue to age and the NHS continues to break down. Interestingly I am as old as the NHS and, like the NHS beginning to crumble!

  3. Gina J October 10, 2015 at 2:19 pm #

    Heard you n the radio this morning. I joined the NHS when the ‘reforms’ made us into purchasers and providers leaving the market open to every wide boy and crook in the business. Big Pharma being the most insidious.
    Many thanks for what you are saying.
    Thoroughly endorsed, even more now I’m retired and one of those pesky old people clogging up the system. Not obese, not a drunk, not a remorseful tattooed, not a demander of a right to have a child. Just old and trying to keep well as possible.

  4. Ellon McGregor October 10, 2015 at 10:56 pm #

    Thank you.
    So good to hear more rational report of expenditure.
    Four minutes were too few, but hope to hear more.

  5. Simon Brooke October 20, 2015 at 8:23 am #

    Hi Margaret

    Please could you get in touch – I’m writing an article and I’d like to interview you for it if you’re interested.

    Thanks very much

    Best wishes

    Simon Brooke