I would really be interested to know if there's any feedback or review of the welovethenhs respond night.
I was unable to attend the evening and would be like to know what the general consensus was from both the practitioners and audience.
I have to admit to being concerned that the theme as presented sounded as if it had already been decided that the NHS was wonderful,a sacred cow and there was a real danger that no real debate would take place as to what the faults were and what could be done to improve the NHS apart from more funding. I would love to learn that the evening proved otherwise and all voices were heard.
And that there was also a lack of American bashing....
For anyone interested, Ian Birrell a journalist for The Independent wrote an article that started a real debate within the paper and was an invigorating read. Patients, doctors, nurses, managers etc etc contributed and although I've linked to the original article here, more debates followed as a result of the article.
Looking forward to seeing how it went.