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Inaccurate precis....

If I was asked to describe the NHS using a boxing metaphor, the best match would be 'on the ropes'. However, Pravda Central has other ideas, headlining 'Chief Executive's report confirms the NHS is fighting fit in 60th year' . Yes it has .

That the relationship of governmental press offices to the truth is, at best, at the bitterly contested divorce stage is hardly news, but the inaccurate precis of NHS Chief Exec David Nicholson's words does represent a classic of the type.

This is what he actually said: "The NHS is in good shape".

Not the same, is it? Not by a long chalk.

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