Labour MP Kevin Barron, chair of the committee, said: “We were shocked by the lack of meaningful evidence and evaluation. How can those involved in addressing health inequalities know for certain what works? Without proper evaluation, evidence-based policy is impossible.’
Kevin Barron was commenting on the report into inequalities in the health system released by The Health Select Committee.
The programme to which he is referring costs £332 million a year. That’s getting on for a million pounds a day being spent with no real way of measuring it’s effectiveness.
It would be interesting to know what changes will come about as a result of the report, but you will glad to know that I’m not holding my breath