You may have heard the BBC making sensationalist and alarmist claims that NHS performance had ‘crashed’.
No, no it hasn’t. It’s nothing more than a statistical distortion.
Performance for treating patients in A&E have fallen below target…thus the BBC states the NHS has ‘crashed’. Funny sort of crash when in fact the NHS is treating more patients than ever. The problem is that there are more patients than ever and so the NHS, without expanding enormously, whilst struggling heroically to treat as many as possible, will fall below the percentage target figure whilst actually treating more patients.
The BBC making ‘facts’ show anything it wants them to show…as long as it’s bad for the Tories.