Soundbite: UK Twitter revolution over NHS reforms

Posted on: July 3, 2011

Mention the words “Twitter” and “revolution” to most people and their thoughts will, not unreasonably, be drawn to events in Tunisia or Egypt. Yet over recent weeks a growing number of tweets have been discussing another revolution: that being unleashed on the NHS in England by the Conservative led government. As with revolutions elsewhere in the world many of those engaged in these discussions are frustrated by the information they are getting from politicians, whom they often distrust, and from the mainstream media, which they see as recycling press releases and repeating the opinions, not always informed, of the same select group of commentators

Martin McKee and colleagues (BMJ)


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