Lots of stuff going on, and lots more attention being drawn to the sorts of problems with the NHS that I expect we have all been aware of for some time. It seems that much of the establishment is keen to 'learn lessons' without holding anyone to account, but some in the media, public, and lower down medical staff are fighting for accountability. The problems facing NHS whistle-blowers is a story which has been building for some time, but may finally be getting some traction with the public. I thought I'd post some articles here in case others are interested but have missed them so far. How the NHS locks away its secrets http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21458578 Francis report: creating patient power is the only way forward http://www.guardian.co.uk/healthcare-network/2013/feb/19/francis-report-patient-power GP leaders back Sir David Nicholson http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/gp-leaders-back-sir-david-nicholson/20001910.article#.USOOGfKPN8E (with comments underneath seeming to indicate that GPs/those lower down the ladder are keener on increased accountability than those at the top - generally it seems to me that British medical 'leaders' are worse than those they are leading).