Maybe, there is a god. We’ve had this steady drip of bad news about the NHS – is it spiralling out of control, in collapse, in need of further structural reform? – when suddenly this report appears. some international body has looked at a range of health services in various countries across the world, and the NHS comes out top. Good value for money, good quality of care. If you’re sceptical about the propaganda this comes as no surprise, but it’s still a boost in the poisonous climate of privatisation, when some bright people are working very hard to spread as much bad news as possible about a system we’re really going to miss. Most big organisations have their own PR department, telling the world how good they are; only the NHS has a high powered clique whose only purpose in life is to rubish what they do.