NHS bureaucracy and efficiency

Fact checks about efficiency and inefficiency in the NHS and the outcomes of the Naylor review

9 May 2022

NHS dentists are still operating in Somerset

A headline suggesting otherwise is not accurate. There is a reported shortage of appointments for new NHS patients, however.

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NHS dentists are still operating in Somerset
20 October 2021

Two doctors with same name cause Times letter confusion

A social media post incorrectly claims that a letter written to The Times was from a doctor who died in 2016.

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Two doctors with same name cause Times letter confusion
13 October 2021

Daily Mail report on GPs seeing fewer patients on Fridays needs more context

There are some important caveats to figures showing GP appointments drop off later in the week.

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Daily Mail report on GPs seeing fewer patients on Fridays needs more context
5 June 2017

Naylor Review: will the Conservatives sell NHS property to developers?

Readers have asked us to look into claims about the Naylor Review and its recommendations on selling NHS land.

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Naylor Review: will the Conservatives sell NHS property to developers?
22 February 2017

Who's cutting hospital bed numbers?

It’s been falling almost constantly since the 1980s, but there's more to these figures than meets the eye.

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Who's cutting hospital bed numbers?

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