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Come on, tell me the truth – PR Week Post #17


August 14, 2009

(Click here for the orginal PR Week post)

Having written about A&E waiting times earlier this year, it seems as though things haven’t improved on the non-A&E services front either.

Despite Andy Burnham saying that there were no longer any waiting lists in the NHS on Wednesday’s BBC Radio Five Live’s Victoria Derbyshire show, new figures highlighted in the Telegraph today (coming from the Lib Dems I must add) suggest there are more than 230,000 people waiting more than 18 months for services such as oral surgery, geriatric medicine and rheumatology.  Norman Lamb, the Lib Dem shadow health secretary said Mr Burnham’s comments were “offensive”.

When are the government going to better media train their spokespeople or stop letting them go on the radio full stop?

That said, the shadow government are not doing that well this week either as Mr Duncan illustrated