Mass Media

Health written question – answered on 30th April 2008.

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Photo of Stephen O'Brien Stephen O'Brien Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessments his Department makes of media coverage of (a) his Department, (b) the NHS, (c) departmental ministers and (d) health and social care.

Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West), The Minister of State, Department of Health

Press officers assess media coverage of departmental announcements and major health stories on a regular basis, and advise ministers and officials accordingly. The findings of a communications research programme into national and regional media evaluations, undertaken between December 2004 and November 2006, are published on the Department's website at:

www.dh.gov.uk/en/FreedomOfInformation/Freedomofinformationpublicationschemefeedback/Classesofinformation/Communicationsresearch/index.htm

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