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This blog will reflect my interests in learning disabilities, nursing, nursing theory, philosophy and politics and my general interests in the arts and literature. (Nursing is an art as well as a science!) Philosophy and nursing have been intrinsically linked since the days of Socrates, his mother was a midwife, and taught him everything he knew!

Thursday, December 09, 2004

NHS Backing for the British Olympic Bid

This is part of a message I received this morning from Trust HQ

"We been sent a huge stack of car stickers supporting the bid for the Olympics. The NHS is supporting the bid because it is hoped the Olympics will encourage more people to live a healthier lifestyle."

My impression of the olympics is that it encourages more people to sit in front of their TV set, and that the money spent on the olympic bid, stadia, accomodation, transport systems and nice presents for IOC members might result in better health outcomes if it were spent on the NHS itself.

I do not therefore feel that this is an appropriate use of NHS resources!

Clicking on the title of this blog will take you to a poll on whether NHS resources should be used to back the olympic bid, so far it is a decisive NO!

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