Health Minister abolishes ‘NICE'; launches ‘NASTY’

Health Minister Jeremy Hunt has announced the abolition of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence, commonly known by its acronym ‘NICE’, as he believes it sends the wrong message about the National Health Service.  Instead its role will pass to a new organisation to be known as ‘NASTY’.

The new body will abolish the use of expensive drugs for patients with cancer, bringing earlier death for many sufferers, but saving a bit of money along the way. Asked what ‘NASTY’ actually stood for, the Health Minister looked puzzled and said ‘It doesn’t stand for anything, that’s just its name.’ Campaigners for the NHS were busy trying to come up with a new name for Jeremy Hunt, but so far have been unable to think of one.

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