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  • Inquiry behind NHS scandal omitted crucial data

    Mark Ballard 15 Mar 2013
  • The Francis Inquiry into Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust omitted key data showing how the hospital made drastic improvements immediately after it was warned that its death rate had risen ...

  • Data fear caused Mid-Staffs panic

    Mark Ballard 06 Mar 2013
  • Data at the centre of the NHS scandal has been grossly misrepresented in reports that claim 1,200 people died needlessly or avoidably at Mid-Staffordshire hospitals.

  • How Somerset strangled Southwest One

    Mark Ballard 22 Feb 2013
  • "Southwest One is failing", Somerset's then Council leader Ken Maddock said a year ago last Friday."It is failing to deliver promised savings," he told the full council when it met to vote on his ...

  • Cyber security bombast boosts UK PLC

    Mark Ballard 12 Feb 2013
  • Official auditors have started scrutinizing the vaguely menacing fog that has obscured government spending on cyber security.Early signs are that most of what passes for cyber crime on these shores ...

  • Auditors bust founding myth of coalition ICT

    Mark Ballard 01 Feb 2013
  • An official audit has raised doubts about the coalition government's claim to have squeezed £800m of savings out of the ICT "oligopoly" immediately after it came to power in 2010.After making two ...