Health misinformation can ruin lives and damage health services. Our health team fact checks claims about health including funding and delivery, and dangerous medical claims, and makes recommendations to improve the quality of public information about health. We are grateful to the Health Foundation and the European Media and Information Fund for their support of this work.
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Latest health fact checks
The NHS Covid-19 app didn’t cost £37 billion
An old myth that the NHS Covid app cost £37 billion has resurfaced. In fact, that’s the budget for the first two years of the entire Test and Trace programme.
Health committee posts incorrect stat about doctors’ union membership
About 60% of NHS consultants in England are BMA members, not the 40% that the committee’s post on X claimed.
Rishi Sunak wrong to say 18-week waits have fallen since pledge
The Prime Minister may have meant to say in a Telegraph article that waits of 18 months have fallen, which they have.