What next? “Remember to breathe”?

The Scottish Executive’s latest wheeze: spending a couple of million quid on this campaign.







0 responses to “What next? “Remember to breathe”?”

  1. Ben

    Why not spend the million on cleaning the hospitals. Reduces MRSA and lots of other nasty bugs, brings down the waiting lists. Less people die (always a good thing) and less strain on the NHS not having to treat an NHS problem.

    Bugger me, I’m a genius. I should be in politics.

    What is it mummy used to say a little dirty is good for the immune system?

    Next they’ll be spending money to teach me how to tie my shoe-laces because “otherwise you’ll fall”…and perhaps try and sue.

  2. Gary

    There’s something utterly terrifying about a world where we apparently need to tell doctors and nurses to wash their hands.

  3. > Why not spend the million on cleaning the hospitals.

    The reason the hospitals are not clean is not a lack of money.

    I suggest googling “Gammon’s Law”.

  4. Gary

    C’mon Jo, you could have just posted it:

    Dr. Max Gammon was a British physician who sought to solve a public policy riddle: In the 1960s, the government spent significantly more on health care than it had previously, but the National Health Service didn’t seem any better for it. After an extensive study of the British system of socialized medicine, Dr. Gammon formulated his law: “In a bureaucratic system, increase in expenditure will be matched by fall in production.”

    Dr. Gammon reasoned: “Such systems will act rather like ‘black holes,’ in the economic universe, simultaneously sucking in resources, and shrinking in terms of ’emitted production.’ “

  5. Sorry. I was in a hurry.

  6. In less of a hurry now. The really interesting thing about Gammon’s Law is that it has been extended to cover not merely expenditure and production but any reasonable choice of input and output.