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A knight in tarnished amour
Although by no means perfectly dependable, the NHS Choices Behind the Headlines is generally a useful resource for lay and professional consumers bombarded by distorted coverage of science and health information in the media.
Half of medical reporting ‘is subject to spin’
According to its website
NHS Choices Behind the Headlines
Is intended for both the public and health professionals, and endeavours to:
explain the facts behind the headlines and give a better understanding of the science that makes the news,
provide an authoritative resource for GPs that they can rely on when talking to patients, and
become a trusted resource for journalists and others involved in the dissemination of health news.
The website explains its origins:
Behind the Headlines is the brainchild of Sir Muir Gray, who…
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