David Prior, head of the Care Quality Commission, says that up to 10,000 people a year die because of poor NHS care.
Ten thousand people per year.
At the same time we see that staying with an unreformed NHS is the principal issue in the Scottish Referendum campaign. The Yes side are concerned that the evil English might allow private money and private health standards to contaminate the service they are getting.
I should have thought one of the main benefits of Independence would be that you didn't have to have the NHS.