The NHS has come under scrutiny yet again as investigative reporters at the British Film Industry (BFI) revealed old footage of two Doctors being paid for single shifts of just half an hour without their work even reaching the public.
Although footage of the Doctors working on other occasions did manage to reach the fee-paying public, the elusive recordings show Dr Hartnell and Dr Troughton practising medicine in the late 1960s even though it is possible that the organisation had no intention of their services reaching the people who needed them most.
50 year old Paul Cragg, currently living with his mother in Cowes, reported having mixed feelings about the news on his blog this morning. “Although I am disappointed at the fact that the public has funded the employment of two highly-paid individuals, I am also looking forward to picking over the footage and writing a thorough analysis of it for other enthusiasts”.
Since the film reels were discovered at a school fete, officials have admitted that these were not isolated incidents. Footage of ‘Emergency Ward 9’ shows a whole team of medical staff being paid without their work ever being used to benefit the public.
“So there was a little deception in the 1960s,” stated an NHS representative, “but that level of wasted expenditure is a drop in the ocean compared to today’s outgoings.”