Friday, 31 July 2009

Fake Charity Spot #2

From the Swindon Advertiser:-

FORMER patients at Great Western Hospital are to be given the chance to have their say on the way health services are run.

Independent research agency The Picker Institute has posted questionnaires to 850 people who have recently used the hospital.

I'd never heard of The Picker Institute, so I did a little googling and they appear here and are charity number 1081688.

It seems that most of their work is running various surveys for the NHS. So, their money comes from the government.

Incidentally, going back to that "Independent" thing, have a look at their trustees. Two of them are currently chief executives of NHS Trusts and one is the ex-president of the GMC.

Don't expect any earth shattering suggestions about how to improve the NHS (like destroying it).

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