Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Open Government at the Department of Health?

Tony B and John R released "Better Health in Old Age"today. I thought I would like a copy of the document so Nic, my trusty researcher rang the Department of Health.
"It's on the website"
"Oh no it isn't" (it wasn't then)
On realising that the request for a copy of the report was from an MP the response was "I'm not sure we should be letting MPS have copies!"
A later request to someone more savvy produced a copy of the report. A quick scan has revealed it to be high on rhetoric but short on detail and completely silent on the Government's failure to achieve most of the targets in the nsf for older people