Links 23-01-09

  • Quarter of polyclinics privately run
    So far a quarter of new, government mandated, clinic will be privately run. This is part of the broader 'marketisation' of the NHS which troubles me very deeply. Also good to see the Independent ensure we aren't distracted by the government's terminological switch to 'GP-led health centres'.

  • postnote: E-Democracy [PDF]
    I was asked for my thoughts and feedback on this note by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology which references the e-voting campaigning work I led at the Open Rights Group. It's a decent summary but that it took about 10 months to complete and publish raises questions as to how relevant POST advice can be for parliamentarians.