#25 - Behind the Headlines - Winners Announced!

05 March 2020

Scepticism for competitions

Thank you for all the wonderful entries this week. There was plenty of scepticism on show as you dissected the headlines, exploring what they could mean and what else we needed to know.

Our Primary winner this week is champion_seahorse of Birchwood Primary School. They wrote very clearly on what their headline could mean, using the wording to read between the lines, and then outlined several specific things that we'd need to be aware of.

Our Secondary winner is humorous_wolverine of Hornsey School for Girls. They argued that the statistic about 73% willing to pay more for the NHS was far from conclusive - asking many questions about where the number came from and why we should be cautious about it.

Well done to you both!


Headlines try to be eye-catching and attention-grabbing. They try to get a message across quickly. It's important to pause and work out what the headline writers are up to, and how far we should agree.

For this week's competition, we'd like you to show your best scepticism. Pick one headline from below...

"THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU BY SKYPE UP TO 30m NHS APPOINTMENTS TO BE THROUGH VIDEO-LINK" - Daily Mail

"73% WOULD PAY MORE TO SAVE THE NHS" - Daily Mirror

"WORLD'S DOCTORS AND NURSES ARE TOLD - THE NHS NEEDS YOU!" - The Independent

"NHS BATTLE PLAN TO SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES" - Daily Express

"NHS CUTS 15,000 BEDS IN 6 YEARS" - Daily Mail


and tell us

  • What is it trying to make us think?
  • What else do we need to know before we come to a judgment?


Stars will be awarded at the end of the week.

The competition will close at 5:30pm on Thursday 5th March (note slightly earlier deadline than usual!)

Good luck!

Comments (113)

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg plucky_yuzu | Bruntcliffe Academy
    28 Feb 2020

    Part of me choses ''WORLD'S DOCTORS AND NURSES ARE TOLD-THE NHS NEEDS YOU!''-The Independent.

    I think that it is using direct speech to really connect with the reader, also to show that the headline and the article is talking to us as readers. They may have done this so that we know that it can effect us and that we should also think about what they are talking about. I think that before we come to a judgement, we would need to know why they need us.

    However the other part of me likes the one about ''NHS BATTLE PLAN TO SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES''-Daily Express. This to me shows how much the NHS are trying to help our country, help the sick and the people who need it. Also the use of the word 'BATTLE' indicates how hard they NHS are trying. The connotations of battle are fighting, keep going, never giving up and being persistence, which show that hey NHS really want to help them and aren't going to give up.

  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg entertaining_strawberry | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    28 Feb 2020

    I will be using scepticism on the quote, “NHS BATTLE PLAN TO SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES” by the Daily Express.
    I think it is trying to make us think that the NHS are being very serious about what they do to help us. I have predicted this because of the word ‘battle’ and the phrase ‘millions of lives’. The word battle makes it seem as the NHS want to help us, and is a very powerful word as it makes people want to read on. The phrase millions of lives make it seem as the NHS are going to help everyone, it makes the reader think that this ‘battle plan’ is going to help save everybody. Bob of these things make it look like the NHS have created an amazing plan to save everyone in the UK.
    What we need to know before we assume are, what is this plan? Is it really going to save millions of people? When will the NHS finish the plan or isn’t it finished? I asked these questions for we do not have all the information we need, there for we will not have any reasons to back our opinion, or you could t even make an opinion at all. I asked the first question, because all it says is battle plan, it doesn’t tell us anything about this plan, just that it is described as a battle. I asked the second question because the phrase millions of people is quite over exaggerated, and may make people disappointed if they do not save as many as the Daily Express make it seem. Finally, I asked the third question because the plan could be for the future, in over 50 years, or the plan could be out now. This affects how people will react, also putting premier on the NHS. If the plan was out now, they would feel pressure that people think they will save millions of lives, or they might be pressured to get the plan out at a certain time. All of this comes down to the quote, and how it can be misleading to some people.

    1. Lyons Hall Primary School spectacular_painting | Lyons Hall Primary School C
      entertaining_strawberry's comment 05 Mar 2020

      Wow it looks like you tried hard on that you defiantly used scepticism😁

  • Hammond School logo loyal_lobster | Hammond Junior School F
    28 Feb 2020

    I PICK WORLD’S DOCTORS AND NURSES ARE TOLD-THE NHS NEEDS YOU! -The independent.

    It is trying to make us think that we need more staff in the NHS and are trying to make us join not force and also I think it is a bold headline and when you read the newspaper then on the front it has a bold and it kind of connects with the reader it is not forcing them to do it but they are asking kind of in a way! I find it interesting and people can maybe think when the NHS started it was small and cause of the tax some of it goes the NHS and then it started to grow and grow to where it is now today! Before concluding we need to know why the NHS needs us! Jobs?...
    by loyal_lobster
    p.s. I did not like the news! But when we started burnet news I found it fascinating and I am always wondering what is going on in other countries!

  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg sensible_melon | Upton Cross Primary School
    28 Feb 2020

    My opinion is: “73% WOULD PAY MORE TO SAVE THE NHS”
    This is because many doctors and nurses are quitting their jobs and moving to different countries to find a better paying job. Doctors and nurses don’t earn enough. Without doctors and nurses the NHS will have to close. Without the NHS people will have to pay for their healthcare. If that person is poor they won’t be able to pay ‘for their health’ hence they might get ill.
    So the phrase means that many people would give donation to the NHS to keep it running.

  • Lyons Hall Primary School intrepid_hurricane | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    29 Feb 2020

    " NHS BATTLE PLAN TO SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES" - Daily Express is the headline that I think is important. I think this is because the NHS do so much to help everyone and the headline that the Daily Express have given their newspapers shows that. The words 'Battle' and 'Plan' in the heading show that the NHS are really trying to fight for people's lives risking their own and doing what is right for our country because there a cases is all around the world right now and illnesses that are transferring over to different people like the coronavirus which started in China. The NHS is treating lots of people so that they can get better even if if the doctors nurses or members of staff who treat patients get ill because of what they were doing what matters to them most is that the patient is well. So, to conclude, the heading from the Daily Express is the one that I think is the most beneficial.

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg precious_heart | Michael Faraday School
    29 Feb 2020

    I’m very skeptical about this head line “ NHS BATTLE PLAN TO SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES”. The nhs try there very best for us to live a healthy life. The word battle is really strong and because of the Corona Virus , they have to set up clinics to help people who might have the virus. It makes me feel empathetic because being a nurse or a surgeon or a doctor is really difficult . You have to decide what to do with the patient or give the patient the right medicine . Their battle plan sounds like they have an idea in mind and that could save millions of people who are suffering . We are very lucky to have the NHS because other countries do not have it and are losing innocent people’s lives. The NHS know what they’re doing and doing what it takes to help us and the world alive .

  • Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg persistent_effort | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
    01 Mar 2020

    I chose “ THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU BY SKYPE UP TO 30m NHS APPOINTMENTS TO BE THROUGH VIDEO-LINK”-Daily mail
    I question this whenever I see it ... questions bubble up in my head like : What if the person doesn’t have a phone or any technology? What if the person is to ill too even croak out a word to anyone let alone pick up anything? Who even “told” the NHS to even do this and why? And finally Why through “video-link”?
    I think before we jump straight to a conclusion/judgment we need to know WHY the appointments should be through video link well , maybe the government doesn’t want doctors nor citizens to go outside (what I mean by doctors not going outside is no home appointments but yet again why ? Well probably because of some illnesses......
    Thanks for reading
    Persistent_effort

    1. Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg persistent_effort | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
      persistent_effort's comment 03 Mar 2020

      I'll TRY to answer the "Questions"in my next post/s

  • Hillyfield School logo beloved_tiger | Hillyfield Primary Academy
    01 Mar 2020

    I chose "NHS BATTLE PLAN TO SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES" - Daily Express because it's really catchy, short and fast. Headlines are supposed to draw lots of attention and need to be attractive like this.

    It makes us think that the NHS (National Health Service) are working their socks off trying to save up to a million people's lives at once. Ignoring all the technology we have, it would be beyond impossible to make that happen.

    I know this because for the past few weeks the top news has been about the NHS workers working to hard.

    If they then get an injury who will be able to look after them?

  • Hillyfield School logo convivial_beaver | Hillyfield Primary Academy
    01 Mar 2020

    "NHS BATTLE PLAN TO SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES" - Daily Express is the headline I chose. I think it's trying to makes us think about the hard work and effort that the nurses and doctors put into the NHS, making us have empathy for them. Before making a judgement, I suggest we find out what the so called 'battle plan' is and how exactly is is planning to save 'millions of lives' and then we should question whether it will really work or not. Therefore, we can make an educated judgement or argument.

  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg resourceful_drawing | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    01 Mar 2020

    I chose "NHS CUTS 15,000 BEDS IN 6 YEARS" -daily mail.I think that this phrase is trying to make the NHS look bad or make it seem like they are very bad at doing their jobs and saving people.This phrase has very little words its short and snappy and makes me want to find out more about this but, I don't think this title would be enough I can't understand it until the story is told.Why did they cut the beds?Did they have a good reason to cut the beds?Did they actually cut the beds?These are some things I am sceptical about.In school when we talked about the NHS we learnt that they don't have much money.The doctors, nursers and more spend LOADS and LOADS of money on equipment- beds are one thing.Heres a question.What is more important- you're well being or a bed?This title is criticising the NHS and I don't think this is an appropriate title for a newspaper.THE NHS IS DOING THERE BEST TO SAVE MONEY-RESPECT THAT THEY ARE TRYING TO SAVE YOU!!!

  • Hammond School logo determined_shrimp | Hammond Junior School B
    02 Mar 2020

    I chose “ WORLDS DOCTORS AND NURSES ARE TOLD-THE NHS NEEDS YOU!- The independent.

    This headline is trying to tell us that the independent think that the NHS are struggling and need to send for help. It is trying to make us alarmed and act on the situation and showing how big their issue is. It is a very strong headline especially with the words Needs You. It appeals to the readers interest most of the time.

    What we need to know before we come to a judgement is how much of an issue they are in and if this information is correct because( in the last issue) I learned that newspapers are based on opinions. I would like to hear this from the NHS staff or managers so it is definitely correct because newspapers aren’t the most reliable source. The most reliable would be the NHS themselves.

  • Hammond School logo crafty_hurricane | Hammond Junior School A
    02 Mar 2020

    I choose: "NHS BATTLE PLAN TO SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES"

    This is interesting because they are trying to make you think that nhs saves many people's life and are battling to save them. We should see furthe on the headlines because they might be a different opinion further on.
    Thank you
    By Crafty_hurricane

  • Hammond School logo courageous_fern | Hammond Junior School A
    02 Mar 2020

    I have chosen"73% would pay more to save the NHS" -Daily Mirror. This shows that more than half of the population is proud to use the NHS in our country meaning they would like to keep it running.
    If the NHS did close as they do not have enough staff or money to manage, that would mean that if you fall ill suddenly, you would have to pay for treatment on the spot. If you can not afford to price, you would not be able to get the treatment that could be lifesaving.
    Also, staff are leaving the NHS as they are not getting paid enough, so if 73% were to pay extra or to give donations, this could pay the staff more. This means that more people would want to work for the NHS.

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg discreet_goat | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    02 Mar 2020

    I have chosen "THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU BY SKYPE UP TO 30m NHS APPOINTMENTS TO BE THROUGH VIDEO-LINK" - Daily Mail as being sceptical because firstly why are they going to start video calling people if they have a infection or something like a HSP rash the doctors or nurses are going to have to see you personally because they cant check it out properly without being there with you to get a closer look and check your heart rate, pulse, temperature this is also sceptical because the newspaper writers and publishing will try to make front headlines as controversial as possible to get people to by the newspaper and get hooked into the topic this can also be bad for the NHS as many people are going to find this a bad idea and blame this on the NHS.Witch could convince the people the NHS is a bad thing now.

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg generous_nation | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    02 Mar 2020

    "WORLD'S DOCTORS AND NURSES ARE TOLD - THE NHS NEEDS YOU!" - The Independent

    I am sceptical about this because It's taken from a General Kitchener statement from WWI where he is trying to convince people to join the army. This is an evident example of hyperbole which makes me question the facts and the truthfulness of this headline. Also joining the NHS needs lots of qualifications and training which may take time and are they trained enough to English standards if they're from another country.

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg incomparable_blueberry | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    02 Mar 2020

    I have chosen "THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU BY SKYPE UP TO 30m NHS APPOINTMENTS TO BE THROUGH VIDEO-LINK".
    I am sceptical about this because doctors have to consult a patient properly by listening to their heart and seeing wether they can breathe properly; consulting a patient through a video call, on the other hand, won't let the doctor consult the properly. Also, some illnesses can't be seen so, if the video call isn't clear, the patient won't be given the correct advice or prescriptions leading to further health problems.

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg fascinating_spring | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    02 Mar 2020

    I am sceptical about the headline " the doctor will see you by skype up to 30m NHS appointments will be through video link." because it wouldn't work for lots of cases as many issues cant be visibly seen and doctors may need to run tests on patient and they can't do that through video call. As well less people now use skype than n the past, therefore many people wouldn't have access in that way and would have to go in person anyway. Skype has not got the best video quality so at times it would be hard to show your issue over skype. This is also using hyperbole as it doesn't seen possible to have that many people's situations able to be solved over skype. This makes me question the truth of this statement.

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg dedicated_tambourine | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    02 Mar 2020

    "73% WOULD PAY MORE TO SAVE THE NHS". Where did they get the information from, how do they know it's accurate? 73% of who would pay more to save the NHS? Also what are the 73% saving the NHS from?

  • Hammond School logo charming_studio | Hammond Junior School B
    02 Mar 2020

    I chosen "World's doctors and nurses are told-the NHS needs you ! " I have chosen this because I feel like someone is saying it right in your face and is saying it in the present . I also think it connects with the reader really well like they want us to realize what is happening and want us to start helping .B

  • Hammond School logo charming_studio | Hammond Junior School B
    02 Mar 2020

    I have chosen "World's doctors and nurses are told - the NHS needs you ! " I have chosen this because I feel like someone is saying it r

  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg fascinating_wasp | Noel Park Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    "73% WOULD PAY MORE TO SAVE THE NHS" - Daily Mirror

    What is it trying to make us think?
    The words ‘save the NHS’ makes me think that the NHS is not doing so well and that it needs someone to step in and save it. It makes me feel like the NHS is on the verge of dying. Adding the statistic of 73% makes me think that the majority of people like the NHS and think it is a great thing for the country. It also makes me think that the public’s money is enough to solve all of the NHS’s difficulties.

    What else do we need to know before we come to a judgment?
    We first need to know what the 73% refers to. Does it refer to 73% of the entire UK population? Does it refer to 73% of the elderly? Does it refer to 73% of people who need important surgery? Without knowing this, it is impossible to know what the headline is actually saying.

    We also need to know how much more people would be willing to pay. In some cases, that might be just a tiny amount more whereas in others they might be willing to pay a lot more.

    I think we also need to know what ‘saving the NHS’ looks like. Would it mean having access to a hospital or doctor for the smallest issue? Would it mean cutting down waiting times to zero? Or does it just mean keeping the NHS up and running as it is at the moment?

    Without knowing these facts, it is impossible to understand the headline properly.

  • Hornsey-logo-250x250.jpg quiet_lake | Hornsey School for Girls
    02 Mar 2020

    I choose ‘’NHS battle plan to save millions of lives’’
    I think that they are trying to make you think that the NHS is doing everything they can to save people from the Corona Virus. Even though I do feel they are making a good effort I do feel that this title is a bit misleading. I say this because I feel that they are not containing it enough and if there was the so called ‘battle plan’ then they would be working more efficiently and saving more people.

    Another thing I find misleading is the fact that they are saying that not only millions of people would catch the virus but also that millions would die without the previously mentioned ‘battle plan’. I feel that this is a very pessimistic view on the matter as the Corona Virus may not become a full-blown epidemic, even though there is no evidence that this will actually become a reality.

    Despite me being negative about the action that the NHS is taking I do feel that we are immensely lucky to have the NHS and I do feel everybody needs to appreciate them for how much work that they do.

  • Hornsey-logo-250x250.jpg humorous_wolverine | Hornsey School for Girls
    02 Mar 2020

    "73% WOULD PAY MORE TO SAVE THE NHS" - Daily Mirror
    This is trying to help us know that people really like the NHS, they respect it and they want to keep it. It also tells people that work in the NHS that people appreciate them and they support them, even though it is very hard and stressful to work in places like a hospital.
    However, we need to know what the percentage is of. For example, it could be 73% of NHS workers. These people would obviously want more money put into their work. As well as this, we need to know how much more they would want to pay. They could be saying that members of the public would be only be willing to give the NHS an extra few pounds to save it - but this wouldn't make a difference to the overall need for more funding in the NHS. Another thing that we to know is how they would want to give more money. Would they give more money in their taxes or would they be willing to pay more for prescriptions? Finally, we need to know how much of those people would have enough money to give more to the NHS. They might want to give more, but they might be financially unable to.

  • Brompton Westbrook logo committed_desert | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    I have chosen that 73% would pay more to save the NHS because if 73% would pay more then , why don't they do it ? Well why don't some of them do it ? And I am also sceptical about this because the government only pays 12% of their money to NHS which doesn't help the case at all.

  • Brompton Westbrook logo practical_history | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    Optionon disguised as fact

  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg buzzing_atom | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    I chose the quote "THE NHS IS PLANNING TO SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES"
    I think that the are trying to get the message across that the NHS are serious about their job and want to save as many lives as possible.They are trying to state that they are planning to do something that they want to accomplish.Even though it says that he NHS are planning to save millions of lives they already have saved lots of lives.Before coming to a decision or a judgment you would have to know what the NHS is and will need to know what they do and what it stands for.You would also have to know how many people they have saved and what treatment the give because then you would know why they are planning to save millions of lives and where the mistakes are being made.

  • Brompton Westbrook logo loyal_shark | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    DOCTORS AND NURSES ACROSS THE UK ARE TOLD-THE NHS NEEDS YOU. I think that this is an attempt from the NHS to try and recruit some more members of staff. Also, if this is not from the NHS and is just someone's opinion, then they have no right to say this for the NHS. If the NHS paid for this to be a headline, then they must really, REALLY, need more staff. I am sceptical about this because, from my many visits to Medway Maritime Hospital(which is run by the NHS) they do not seem short staffed. In fact, I saw people just moping around the hallway as if they had no idea what to do. This shows that the headline shouldn't really be there.(That is, if the purpose of it IS to recruit more people.)

    1. Brompton Westbrook logo warm_cricket | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
      loyal_shark's comment 02 Mar 2020

      This is a very good idea on it. But I wonder if other hospitals that the NHS owns are low on staff. But I respect your opinion.

  • Brompton Westbrook logo mindblowing_moon | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    I think the NHS should save million of life because but at the same time they can go see there children

  • Brompton Westbrook logo unique_kiwifruit | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    NHS
    NHS was since 1950 but last year there was no NHS so you needed to buy or there is no healing, you would have died. But until now around 1.5 million people working for the NHS so it will be much quicker.

  • Brompton Westbrook logo hardworking_antelope | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    I have chose not "World's doctors and nurses are told -the NHS needs you!" I have chosen this because there is a if demand for doctors and nurses and at this moment with the corona virus going around .Today there is a high human population and a large percentage of that population become ill . This heading is saying that the NHS needs help (more doctors and nurses).

  • Brompton Westbrook logo hardworking_antelope | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    I mean chosen ⬆️

  • Brompton Westbrook logo warm_cricket | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    I have chosen '73% would pay more to save the NHS', I'm sceptical about this because I know conservatives won in the election. More people voted for conservatives rather than labour. I know people can change their minds on this but I know not everyone will. Now, I feel like that some headlines aren't the exact truth. A lot of people do believe most things they read.
    Should they believe everything they read?
    No, some articles may be truthful most aren't. Most headlines try and make us feel a certain way. In this headline it tries to say that most people want a better health care and that they wish to have a better chance on being cured.
    Thank you for reading this.
    Please reply with your opinions (only if you want to 😄)

  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg witty_banana | Noel Park Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    NHS BATTLE PLAN TO SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES

    What is it trying to make us think?

    The phrase save millions makes me think that the NHS are pushing themselves to save millions of people although they are lacking docters and nurses. It also makes me think that no matter what is happening in the world around them, they are going to try to save everyone they can. Battle plan to save lives makes me think about how many lives they usually save

    What else do we need to know before we come to a judgement?

    I need to know how much millions mean. Could it just be 1 million? Or could it be 5 million? could it also be 3 million? Without knowing this, I will not know if they are setting a huge target because they want to save people or a tiny amount because they cannot achieve other goals. I also need to know what NHS battle plan really means because the headline shows that they have not achieved saving millions of lives if they are currently challenging themselves to save many lives.

  • Brompton Westbrook logo committed_desert | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    I am choosing THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU BY UP TO 30m NHS APPOINTMENT TO BE THROUGH VIDEO - LINK I think it is against because if the patient had to be contacted by video and not in person. This could be bad because if someone needs medicine and it is urgent then they could get really ill and they get it late . This may be fatal . They need medicine

  • Brompton Westbrook logo tidy_world | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU BY SKYPE UP TO 30m NHS APPOINTMENTS TO BE THROUGH VIDEO-LINK" - Daily Mail

    I think this means there trying to scare someone by saying you need to contact them by video link

  • Brompton Westbrook logo entertaining_olive | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    I would choose NHS BATTLE TO SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES- daily express. I think this headline is persuading people to trust the NHS and to believe in them that they are ready to save our lives as they know what they are doing and they have a plan. I think this headline is giving us information about what the NHS are planning to do. I think that they are trying to say that the NHS are serious about their job and they are willing to save our lives. Before coming to a judgement you should see that the NHS has already saved many of our lives already. This shows that they are able to save millions of lives again.

  • Brompton Westbrook logo lovely_hippopotamus | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    DOCTORS AND NURSES ACROSS THE UK ARE TOLD-THE NHS NEEDS YOU.

    I think that this proposal means that the NHS needs more workers because we rely on the NHS and there needs to be more workers to treat all of us so in a way we also need them too! I am very sceptical about this because as loyal - shark said in his comment I always see doctors walking around the NHS not actually doing their job and just wandering around all confused.
    So this is why I think that this headline is not really true unless it is in the sense to get more staff.

  • Brompton Westbrook logo easygoing_weaver | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    my chosen headline is : THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU BY SKYPE UP TO 30m NHS APPOINTMENTS TO BE THROUGH VIDEO LINK-Daily Mail
    This point is trying to put the NHS in a bad light.They are giving the impression the doctors can't be bothered to go to work and/or don't care for their patients.I don't believe this is true as there is no evidence to back up this point.

  • Brompton Westbrook logo cultured_measurement | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    I pick the headline
    THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU BY SKYPE UP TO 30m NHS APPOINTMENTS TO BE THROUGH VIDEO LINK
    I'm against this because people are giving impressions that the NHS is not caring for them.I do not think that is true I should know,my mum works for the NHS she works 5 days a week or more even though she just started a month ago and people who worked more work probably 7 or 6 days a week and I think they work really hard for people with issues.

  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg easygoing_hen | Noel Park Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    ‘The doctor will see you by Skype up to 30 minutes’ NHS appointments to be through videolink - daily mail

    What is it trying to make us think?
    It is trying to make us think that we can stay home while we are having an appointment. It is also trying to make us think that we can have a shorter appointment if we are in a rush, or if we have any plans for that day.

    What else do we need to know before we come to a judgment?
    We need to know many things before we say if this statement is true or not. For example: does it work in all hospitals? What if there are people who do no use or have Skype? Would the government even allow it? Would people support, or not support it? All things we should be mindful and sceptical about.

  • Brompton Westbrook logo tidy_world | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    Continued from above...it's unfair because you know the coranovirus is going around and you're telling them to contact you by video link.That can spread what if you have children that's a safety hazard.You can't just trust everything you hear you need to have doubts but not all the time. You should find out about it first and dig deeper.

  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg balanced_badger | Noel Park Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    NHS BATTLE PLAN TO SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES

    WHAT IS IT TRYING TO MAKE US THINK?

    It is trying to make us think that the NHS is planning to save millions of people but are struggling because there are so much patients with life-threatening diseases

    What else do we need to know before we come to a judgement?

    We need to know why the NHS’S goal is to reach saving millions of people. We also need to know how much people they are saving.It can be 5 million,3 million,maybe even 10 million.We need to know what their plan will look like.

  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg appreciative_turtle | Noel Park Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    “73% WOULD PAY MORE TO SAVE THE NHS”

    This headline is trying to make us think that the NHS is in danger and we need to save it . They want to make us think that most of our population wants to help ,but is that really the case? It makes me feel like they are scared of dying and wants us to to save them by doing all the work for them .

    Before coming to any kind of judgment you need to make sure everything is100% true for example do 73% of people actual want to help? When it states ‘ pay more ‘ are they willing to pay much or just a tiny little bit. We also need to know that if we succeed in saving it how will the NHS will improve or will it stay the same .
    In conclusion without knowing this information there is no way you fully understand the headline enough to believe it.

  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg spirited_bat | Noel Park Primary School
    02 Mar 2020

    73% would pay more to save the NHS- Daily Mirror

    What is it trying to make us think?
    The headline is trying to make us think that the NHS are having difficulties. They want to make us think that 73% of people want to help them. It makes me feel that they are afraid of dying and they want people to help them grow.

    What else do we need to know before we come to a judgement?

    We need to take into consideration that 73% is just an estimate and they are not being specific. It could be 73% of children? It could be 73% of elderly? It could be anything. And the word 'saving', it could be saving people's lives or it could mean saving the actual NHS. Are people willing to pay more than 1p?That's the question you should be asking.

  • Lyons Hall Primary School prodigious_eagle | Lyons Hall Primary School C
    02 Mar 2020

    My chosen comment is: "THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU BY SKYPE UP TO 30m NHS APPOINTMENTS TO BE THROUGH VIDEO-LINK" -Daily Mail

    I don't get what the NHS can do about someone over the internet unless they are booking an appointment not actually doing one. The point is that if you have to show the doctor something or if they need to do a test on you it is a bit hard to do that over a phone or computer.

    How would they make this work especially if someone has faulty signal on their phone or something, also how could they get a prescription?

    But it would be easier for someone that can't get out the house so they could talk over the phone but doctors and nurses could go over there to help them. So there is a 50-50% chance of this working

  • Weston-Favell-logo-250x250.jpg honorable_conclusion | Weston Favell Academy
    02 Mar 2020

    I chose " NHS CUTS 15000 BEDS IN 6 YEARS".
    I believe that it is trying to make us think that the people on the front line ( such as doctors or nurses) have direct input into decisions like these and can decide whether to cut beds or not. Also, this headline is trying to make the NHS look like they do not want to help everyone .
    Before we make a judgement, we need to take into consideration the fact that the NHS do not have the money to have a massive amount of beds per hospital. We also need to consider the fact that there is 1257 hospitals in the UK. This means that only 15 beds per hospital have been cut. In the great scheme of things, this is not very many beds. We also need to think about the amount of time that this happened in. The beds were cut over a period of six years. This equates to an average of 2500 cuts per year-which is not a high amount.
    In conclusion, we need to think about money and time when making a decision on this headline.

  • Hammond School logo focused_blackberry | Hammond Junior School C
    02 Mar 2020

    I chose “NHS BATTLE PLAN TO SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES”.

    What this is trying to make us think is that the NHS are saving lots of lives and battling to do it; what I mean by this is that they are finding it hard to get all the resources they need, and even just to save the potential life. This also makes us think that the NHS are planning something for an event that at one point, they will save millions of lives. I think this because it used the words ‘battle plan’ instead of just ‘are battling’ which makes us think that they are planning something to save lots of lives.

    What else we need to know to come to a judgement is what kind of plan they are thinking of, and what opportunity are they thinking of to save millions of lives, because they haven’t included it so it could be absolutely anything at all. We also need to know why it is a battle plan, rather than a saving plan? This is because that is what they are trying to do.

  • Lyons Hall Primary School effervescent_otter | Lyons Hall Primary School C
    02 Mar 2020

    I chose THE NHS CUTS 15,000 BEDS EVERY 6 YEARS- Daily Mail.

    I chose this because I think the daily mail are really trying to catch people eye by writing something everyone will be shocked or amazed at but by not explaining everything and the full story. Yes there is a possibility everything in that article is 100% true including all the information. But that’s quite unlikely. When researching this I found out 15,000 beds being cut is equivalent to 24 hospitals being shut. In a BNC lesson today we learnt about the NHS’s worry for the future including costs, patients and targets but what I found most interesting was that 100,000 jobs in the NHS are not filled the same as 10 large hospitals being closed. This could be linked to each other as the loss of staff is causing the loss of patients leading to bed cuts.

    Effervescent otter

  • Lyons Hall Primary School kind_dinosaur | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    02 Mar 2020

    I chose NHS cuts 15,000 beds in 6 years. What I think they are trying to do is make the people who work there look bad so the workers feel ashamed of themselves. But really its like mattresses getting worn of or the electric thing in the bed doesn't work anymore. If you do the maths that around 2,500 beds each year. so with us paying the taxes we could probably replace them beds so really were not loosing any beds.

  • Lyons Hall Primary School skillful_duck | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    03 Mar 2020

    NHS battle plan to save millions of lives: I think that we should definitely interfere with the profits of NHS by increasing taxes by 15% because the NHS work really hard and I don’t think that we are giving them enough pay rise. On the other hand, the NHS do around 10 million surgeries and they are only getting around £1200 each.

  • Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg willing_flight | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
    03 Mar 2020

    NHS BATTLE PLAN TO SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES- Daily Express

    I think it is trying to tell us that currently the NHS are not saving millions of and that they are failing to make us go against.

  • Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg magical_message | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
    03 Mar 2020

    My choice:
    "NHS BATTLE PLAN TO SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES".

    I chose this because the NHS is helping us every day,
    and they are also losing what they need in order to help people so they can have more space for more people every day.Also, they are losing lots of money from surgeries and CAT scans. The NHS is getting very little moneyfrom sugar taxes as well

  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg brilliant_blackberry | Noel Park Primary School
    03 Mar 2020

    ‘NHS BATTLE PLAN TO SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES’- DAILY EXPRESS

    What is it trying to make us think?

    The words ‘battle plan’ makes me think that the plan is, in a way, a big challenge. Battle plan makes me imagine that the doctors and nurses are going to war, risking their lives in order to save people. This makes me see these people as heroes, who are willing to go above and beyond to do their jobs. The headlines makes me think that millions of lives are in danger and that the doctors and nurses are trying everything they can to avoid a life-threatening situation, even though the NHS is going through difficulties.

    What else do we need to know before we make a judgement?

    We need to know what their plan actually is and if it will make a difference. We also need to know the timeframe of this plan- will it happen quite quickly or will be a more long term solution that will take years to implement. In addition, it would be useful to know how much money it is going to cost and where this money will come from. Will it affect taxpayers or are the NHS expecting the government to increase funding? Finally, we need to know if the government is supportive of the plan.

  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg emotional_cherry | Noel Park Primary School
    03 Mar 2020

    ‘NHS BATTLE PLAN TO SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES’

    What is it trying to make us think?

    I think this headline is trying to make us see the NHS as soldiers heading into battle, putting together a detailed plan to save their patients. It makes me wonder who they are battle against in this war. Is it the government? Is it the every changing health challenges facing each generation? Is it a shortage in doctors and nurses? It adds to the image that the NHS is something for the nation to be proud of, as it gives me the impression of NHS doctors and nurses as heroes and warriors who are willing to do anything in order to save lives. The words battle plan make me think that the NHS will battle through in spite of their difficulties and will not give up until they have achieved their goal.

    What else do we need to know before we make a judgement?

    We need to know the details of their plan and who it will involve, in particular how it will affect members of the general public (especially in terms of raising taxes to fund it). Millions of lives is a very general term. It would be useful to know what this is referring to- healthcare in general or specific areas of healthcare. It also would be useful to know how long the NHS expects this plan to take. Will they be saving millions of lives over a few months or will it take years (or perhaps even decades)?

  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg wonderful_iceberg | Noel Park Primary School
    03 Mar 2020

    "THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU BY SKYPE UP TO 30m NHS APPOINTMENTS TO BE THROUGH VIDEO-LINK" - Daily Mail

    What does this headline make us think?
    This headline makes me think that video appointment will be replacing face-to- face appointments, and this is not necessarily a good thing. I think it makes people see doctors in a bad light, as people who are lazy and don’t have the time to spend actually seeing patients. It makes me think that doctors can’t handle rooms full of patients anymore and so are clutching at straws to find a solution that makes life easier for them. It’s a very general headline that makes me think that these appointments will be available nationwide, from all doctors surgeries across the country, and that all short appointments will need to be carried out in this way.

    What else do we need to know before we can make a judgement?
    We need to know why the NHS has made the decision to use video appointments- is it for the doctors or is it to help patients to get advice more quickly? We also need to know what sort of appointments will be carried out through video-link- presumably anything that needs heart rate or weight tested will still need to be face-to-face but this isn’t clear from the headline. We also need to know if this system is replacing face-to-face appointments or whether these will still be available for those who want them or for those who do not have access to Skype. Finally, we need to know if this is a trial which will be put into more and more doctor’s surgeries if it successful or if it will be instantaneously rolled out across the whole country.

  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg ingenious_forest | Faringdon Community College
    03 Mar 2020

    I am sceptical about this headline in the Daily Mail; "NHS CUTS 15,000 BEDS IN 6 YEARS", the reason I am sceptical is, the fact that the NHS did not cut the 15,000 beds, the government did, as they control all the factors of the NHS. Also, the reporter is probably quite biased, and supports the motion to privatise the NHS, as they are trying to turn people's opinions on the National Health Service.

  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg grateful_blackcurrant | Faringdon Community College
    03 Mar 2020

    NHS cuts 15,000 beds in 6 years by the Daily Mail is trying to tell us how the NHS in a crisis and if they don't get what they need they will crumble.

  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg motivated_grape | Faringdon Community College
    03 Mar 2020

    I have chosen the quote "73% WOULD PAY MORE TO SAVE THE NHS" - Daily Mirror

    In this quote i think they have used stats that aren't usually shown and statistics that make the public feel guilty for not being part of something.Also they are trying to tell people that it isn't too late to save the NHS because they already have 48 million people willing to donate to the NHS which would save it.

    I would also like to talk about the quote "NHS BATTLE PLAN TO SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES" - Daily Express

    I think the Daily Express is trying to make the public understand that the failure of the NHS is a serious thing by referring it to a "battle" which is also referring to giving their all, scribing that they have a plan, meaning that failure is not certain.They also have told you that it is a big thing because saving the NHS would save millions of lives.

  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg polite_politics | Faringdon Community College
    03 Mar 2020

    my choice is: "NHS BATTLE PLAN TO SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES"

    i chose this because the nhs is in no position to make a battle plan and first they need to work out a way to manage the customers they have now

  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg forgiving_leopard | Faringdon Community College
    03 Mar 2020

    "NHS BATTLE PLAN TO SAVE MILLIONS LIVES",
    I chose this one because it stands out alot against other headlines.Plus it will also make people realise how much the NHS are doing for us because there are alot of people who don't realise the amount of effort that they put into us.
    When i saw this headline what it made me think was " battle plan?" what are they doing now to help us? is there any way i can help? Havn't they spent enough on us yet?How will they do it because they will probably need a lot of money ,if it does need a lot of money how will they get it because they lose a lot of money on cat scans and surgeries so how will they get the money?

  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg composed_guitar | Faringdon Community College
    03 Mar 2020

    The headline, "WORLD'S DOCTORS AND NURSES ARE TOLD - THE NHS NEEDS YOU!" - The Independent is a great headline.

    It is bold and a catchy headline, appealing to audiences across the world as it says “Worlds Doctors and nurses are told.” Furthermore, it gives connotations that you are doing a job that matters, not a “boring” office job. It also refers to the WW1 propaganda posters which also say, “NEEDS YOU”.
    In conclusion this quote is a great example of a good headline as it includes loads of connotations and ideas.

  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg breathtaking_volcano | Faringdon Community College
    03 Mar 2020

    "NHS BATTLE PLAN TO SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES" - Daily Express

    This quote allows us to infer that people are willing to give there all to us and the patients which are in need of care. An "NHS BATTLE PLAN" shows that it is just like a battle or war because people are giving their time and patience for our health care and needs for survival. Telling us "TO SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES" is what people want to hear. This can let people in with trust and appreciation instead of forcing them into something quite vague.

    "73% WOULD PAY MORE TO SAVE THE NHS" - Daily Mirror

    This line shows that people care about health and issues of other people. 73% of people are showing affection towards the NHS which shows the truth of what the public really think of other people's health. This is a massive sum of popularity towards the NHS which we can tell that it is a popular topic through a variety of subjects. "TO SAVE THE NHS" proves that the NHS is in need but building up for the 73% of the public who are supporting the NHS and its ideas.

  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg excited_grape | Faringdon Community College
    03 Mar 2020

    "NHS BATTLE PLAN TO SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES" - Daily Express
    I chose this because it's telling us that the NHS especially staff work really hard and they out so much work into their jobs day in and day out. They help stop people lose their lives and its kind of saying that we need to give more credit to them, for the hard work they have put in. I think when they are saying that they save millions is saying that even though they are losing staff and workers they still push hard every day whatever their situation they are in. The word 'Millions' is saying that there is a huge amount of patients compared to the staff.

  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg protective_artic_fox | Faringdon Community College
    03 Mar 2020

    I picked: "WORLD'S DOCTORS AND NURSES ARE TOLD - THE NHS NEEDS YOU!"
    It is trying to make us think that the NHS is short on staff, and that they are looking to other countries and places for help. We need to know that the NHS staff work many hours tirelessly, and they deserve more thanks than they get for all the lives they save.

  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg discreet_frog | Faringdon Community College
    03 Mar 2020

    I chose '73% WOULD PAY MORE TO SAVE THE NHS'.
    It is saying that the majority of people would pay more than they already do. It is saying that it is very important to people, so it should be saved.
    I think that before we make a judgement, we should find out why people are willing to pay more to save it, so we can decide for ourselves whether or not it should be saved.

  • Ormiston-Six-Villages-logo-250x250.jpg impartial_juniper | Ormiston Six Villages Academy
    03 Mar 2020

    My opinion is “ WORLD’S DOCTORS AND NURSES ARE TOLD-THE NHS NEEDS YOU !” It is saying that we need to help the NHS and support them for what they do

  • The Sherwood School active_sheep | The Sherwood School
    03 Mar 2020

    "73% WOULD PAY MORE TO SAVE THE NHS" - Daily Mirror

    What is it trying to make us think?
    I believe that this statement is trying to make us think that people care about the NHS and if something bad happened to them or they had to raise money for research they would do it. This is because NHS save one million people every 36 hours (which is a large amount). They also have a large amount of staff (1.2 million) which is a good explanation as to why they are saving many lives.

    What else do we need to know before we come to a judgment?
    All of these headlines are honest and truthful and any one you chose is right. But statistics are not always right and 73% could just be a rounded answer. It could be right or not.

    - active_sheep -

  • St Lukes logo good_assumption | St. Luke's C of E Primary School
    03 Mar 2020

    I think we should pay more to the NHS because they are very helpful and keep us very healthy. Some people in other countries don’t get as much help as we do and they have to pay for it especially. We should pay more for health because if there was no NHS we would probably not be alive because of the diseases.

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg noble_tornado | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    03 Mar 2020

    73% WOULD PAY MORE TO SAVE THE NHS. This headline is extremely vague because it doesn't explain how many were asked or what class of person was asked the question. This headline is trying to start a movement for the PEOPLE to fund a GOVERNMENT SERVICE . My first point explained is that it could of been any amount of people , could have been a hundred , could have been 14 . The point is that if a small group of people is asked it is easier to get that juicy headline to make people pay more money for a free service. My second point explained is that it could have been higher class people who have money to spare for anything and that does not apply for the majority of this country, people living in a lower class shouldn't have to spend money on a free government service when it could be spent on a deposit for a house or food . My point is that you can't give a headline so vague that it could apply to any person what so ever.

  • John-Ray-logo-250x250.jpg modest_donkey | John Ray Junior School
    03 Mar 2020

    I chose " 73% would pay more to save the NHS." - Daily Mirror
    This headline makes us think that, because a big percentage of people would pay more to save the NHS, everybody else should to. They are trying to persuade people to pay more towards the NHS.
    Before we come to a judgement, we need to know why people would pay more to the NHS. Also, we need to know why the NHS deserve more money to be paid to them.

    Modest_donkey : )

  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg fulfilled_starfruit | New Horizons Children's Academy
    03 Mar 2020

    "NHS CUTS 15,000 BEDS IN 6 YEARS" - Daily Mail

    Reading this headline makes me think about the background of NHS's decision to do this. Why would they discard hospital beds that could be crucial to someone's future- someone's life? The lack of beds means that the NHS has to cancel out operations at the very last minute. Looking further, the critics say patients' lives are at risk and hospitals are not meant to be 85 percent occupied, however, statistics show, several hospitals are 99 (or even 100) percent occupied with patients at a much higher risk of infection.

    According to many reports, hospitals have stated that they spend £2,000,000,000 by overpaying items, such as toilet rolls, wet wipes, and blinds! NHS say that patients recover quicker in their own homes. Is this the real reason? Less beds, less customers, less stress? Is this their way of coping with the pressure? An average hospital has around 634 beds, so loosing 15,000 is almost equivalent to 24 hospitals. Do NHS realise the impact on other clinics and clients or will they put themselves first?

    Information source: https://www.pressreader.com/uk/daily-mail/20170220/281492161080160

    1. New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg fulfilled_starfruit | New Horizons Children's Academy
      fulfilled_starfruit's comment 04 Mar 2020

      On the contrary, it is clear that the NHS are financially starved and desperately short of staff. This is no fault of their own. Some would say the blame lies with the government, however, it is my opinion that it cannot be wholly placed with either. The answer is not simple, as it poses further questions over fundraising and its implications. How can we achieve this without increasing taxes?

  • Ormiston-Six-Villages-logo-250x250.jpg intellectual_banana | Ormiston Six Villages Academy
    03 Mar 2020

    I would choose the headline, "WORLD'S DOCTORS AND NURSES ARE TOLD - THE NHS NEEDS YOU!" - The Independent.

    I have chosen this because the way it has been put is like the old world war posters (YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU) and how they were trying to recruit people to fight . Its the same as the NHS, they need to recruit people to work for them and help fight to save peoples lives. The posters went up during the war to tell anyone who was illegible to fight that they should. This is what the NHS is doing to help recruit new Doctors and Nurses, by appealing directly to them on a personal level.

  • honest_nation | Whyteleafe School B
    03 Mar 2020

    we should have more people in the NHS so we can get more help

  • Brompton Westbrook logo eager_tiger | Brompton Westbrook Primary School
    03 Mar 2020

    "THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU BY SKYPE UP TO 30m NHS APPOINTMENTS TO BE THROUGH VIDEO-LINK" - Daily Mail

    I think that this is trying to make us feel like we would only get a call over the phone. It could make people feel like if they need a prescription they'd have to change their plans just so they can get the thing they've been prescribed to.

  • Lyons Hall Primary School happy_fact | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    03 Mar 2020

    WORLDS DOCTORS AND NURSES ARE TOLD-THE NHS NEEDS YOU!!-The Independent

    What is it trying to tell you?
    I think that it is trying to tell you that because of the nasty viruses going around, they need more people to help the public to survive. This caches the eye because one day it could be you with an illness and if there are not enough medical, team you may not get better or even survive.

    What else do we need to know before we come to a judgment?
    We need to know if they actually need any more medical team, or if they are trying to lure them into a job that they DO NOT want! We also need to find out if its fake news or if its true because this will help the public decide wether they want a job their or not.
    Thanks for reading,
    happy_fact

  • Hammond School logo versatile_molecule | Hammond Junior School B
    04 Mar 2020

    "73% WOULD PAY MORE TO SAVE THE NHS" - Daily Mirror#
    It is trying to make us think that more people than not want to save the NHS from it's difficulties, this could be in taxes or they could give money for research projects. However, I also think that this headline is telling the people who would not pay extra to save the NHS that many people would pay extra and maybe they should too.
    What else to you need to know before you come to a judgement?
    Firstly, you need to know that this is an accurate statistic.
    Secondly, you need to know how many people took part in this survey, it could be out of 50 people, in that case the statistic is worthless.
    Finally, the survey might have selected people from the same background and culture. They also might have done it based on how wealthy someone is, a wealthy person might be willing to pay more to save the NHS, some people might really appreciate the treatment they got from the NHS and might want others to have the same experience.

  • Hammond School logo genuine_cat | Hammond Junior School A
    04 Mar 2020

    I have chosen “73% would pay more to save the NHS.” This headline is trying to make us question it and want to read more. The reader would want to know how this would impact them and in what context. Studying this headline with more detail, I can now see how this headline could be misleading for some people, they would think that 27% of people who are not going to pay are special. This could lead to the person feeling a little down and frustrated- a feeling which shouldn’t just be triggered by a headline. To start of with, this headline does not say anything about who would pay and who wouldn’t, this should be a clearly answered question in a well written headline of this nature. Secondly, there is too little information on this headline for me, specifically, to come to a conclusion. This headline is trying to make us think about the state our health service is in and what Is going on to stop its downfall. To conclude, this headline is incredibly persuasive and brings you to potentially read the article, however can be misleading for some people due to it’s little information about the context.

  • Hammond School logo happy_politics | Hammond Junior School A
    04 Mar 2020

    I chose:
    ‘73% WOULD PAY MORE TO SAVE THE NHS’ - The Daily Mirror.
    I believe that the journalist who wrote this article is trying to make people think that they should join that 73% of people and help as to not be looked upon as ‘different in what they invest their money in’. Some people are pressured to do what everyone else does or believe what everyone else believes in. They struggle to be independent. The journalist is trying to make THOSE people invest in the NHS.
    We need to know more facts to ensure it is truthful before we take our judgement. It could be 73.4%, or it could be 72.5% of people. The results are varied. It is largely unlikely that the results were exactly 73%. In addition to this, it is not known to us how many people were surveyed, and who those people were. Were they 10 hospital patients? Were there 100 OAPs? Were there 2 teenagers? We do not know. Therefore, we need to investigate further.

  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg champion_seahorse | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    04 Mar 2020

    ‘NHS BATTLE PLAN TO SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES’

    What is it trying to make us think?

    I think this headline is trying to make us see the NHS as soldiers heading into battle, putting together a detailed plan to save their patients. It makes me wonder who they are battle against in this war. Is it the government? Is it the every changing health challenges facing each generation? Is it a shortage in doctors and nurses? It adds to the image that the NHS is something for the nation to be proud of, as it gives me the impression of NHS doctors and nurses as heroes and warriors who are willing to do anything in order to save lives. The words battle plan make me think that the NHS will battle through in spite of their difficulties and will not give up until they have achieved their goal.

    What else do we need to know before we make a judgement?

    We need to know the details of their plan and who it will involve, in particular how it will affect members of the general public (especially in terms of raising taxes to fund it). Millions of lives is a very general term. It would be useful to know what this is referring to- healthcare in general or specific areas of healthcare. It also would be useful to know how long the NHS expects this plan to take. Will they be saving millions of lives over a few months or will it take years (or perhaps even decades)?

  • Ormiston-Six-Villages-logo-250x250.jpg warm_pineapple | Ormiston Six Villages Academy
    04 Mar 2020

    https://burnetnewsclub.com/issues/future-health-care/the-discussion/why-isnt-the-government-giving-more-money-to-the-nhs/

  • Ormiston-Six-Villages-logo-250x250.jpg warm_pineapple | Ormiston Six Villages Academy
    04 Mar 2020

    Why isn’t the government giving more money to the NHS, it is invariably to look at!

  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg insightful_orca | Ormiston Bushfield Academy
    04 Mar 2020

    “73% WOULD PAY MORE TO SAVE THE NHS”, I chose this headline by Daily Mirror because most people will try to save the NHS because they help us and look after us. I would like to know where these people are getting their information from as these facts might not be true or these facts might be made up to sabotage the NHS. Using the internet it says that 63% of the Conservatives would pay 1p more. In conclusion 73% wouldn't pay more to save the NHS only 63% will pay 1p more so I think that not many people care about their health. I think that people won't pay to save the NHS because maybe they aren't as reliable as people are making them seem and even though they help people the NHS might not help people to the standard they want. I think that the percentage has been raised to stop people from paying more to save the NHS than actually saving the NHS because people need them. I don't think that people don't care about the NHS. I think that people are persuading other people that paying more for the NHS is bad and they can't be relied on. The NHS helps people daily and that is a reason to help them not go out of business. The NHS makes sure to help people and even though you might not get the help you need they are trying their best to help people who are much more poorly than you.

  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg intuitive_power | Graveney School
    04 Mar 2020

    '73% would pay more to save the NHS'

    What is it trying to make us think?

    I think this makes us feel like the NHS is in grave danger and only YOU can help. I also think they do it because 73% of people would play more, this makes the reader/viewer feel guilty because if they didn't make that known, they're missing out on this treacherous 'battle' to save the NHS. The statistic is also not a real judgement of what everyone in the country thinks; it's most likely from a poll that that particular news service did from their readers - who, if the newspaper is biased towards a certain political view (which most are), all think or agree on many things.

    What else do we need to know before we make a judgement?

    What we need to know that who these 73% of people are - are they the readers of the newspaper or a random number of people? The term '73% would..' is very vague. Is it a poll done by a separate company or a survey done by the actual NHS? Depending on what the answer is, your judgement can be made on what your side is. For example, if it's a random gathering of 100 people who (hopefully) truthfully answered, we can get the idea that this is a mix of people with political opinions, separate opinions about the NHS, rich and poor ect.

  • Ormiston-Six-Villages-logo-250x250.jpg jolly_pineapple | Ormiston Six Villages Academy
    04 Mar 2020

    I am choosing ""73% WOULD PAY MORE TO SAVE THE NHS" - Daily Mirror"

    I think that it is telling us that lots of people actually are willing to pay more money than they already are. I think they are telling us this because lots of people think that we pay taxes that are too high already! But actually more than 2/3 think we should pay more!!!!
    Before we make a judgment we would need to be told what the 73% was. Like, is it in England? Is it in the UK? Is it in the world? Also we would need to know how much more are they willing to pay? We would also need to know what type of people they are. Like, are they rich? Are they poor? Are they people with reasonable money?

  • Ormiston-Six-Villages-logo-250x250.jpg unparalleled_dove | Ormiston Six Villages Academy
    04 Mar 2020

    The headline that i have chosen is: Doctors and nurses have been told - the NHS needs you!
    I believe that this makes us think that the NHS is struggling with staff and needs more people to save lives like the amazing people are are doing that job at the now. Even though there are enough people at the moment with all of new illnesses coming in and more people suffering with other things, eventually they are going to run out and there won't be enough people to look after the people that really need it!
    Before we make any judgment about this i think we need to know all of the details about what this headline really means. Like if they need more money or doctors or even medication. All we can infer from this is that the NHS needs help!!!!!

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
    04 Mar 2020

    "NHS BATTLE PLAN TO SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES" - Daily Express

    This is trying to make us think what the NHS has to go through a lot of pressure and stress that it is like a war. In a war, there is always the enemy, which is what the patient has (aches, diseases, germs etcetera). In a war, everyone needs a weapon. The NHS has its equipment, whereas the unwanted entity could be new, giving it a chance to fully hurt the patient or it could be incurable, again giving it time to hurt the patient. Also in a war, you must be quick, which is quite equivalent to what the NHS has to be when performing a surgery (or in war.) Therefore, this quote is trying to make us think about the stress the NHS has to undergo almost 24/7, which is what a soldier or warrior has to go through when in a battle. so, using the word battle would make the reader more clear about what the NHS has to experience continuously.

    We should not be so quick to judge as there are things that we need to know before judgment. In addition to what the NHS has to do in their job regularly, there is a lack of staff working with the NHS, meaning there are enormous waiting lists. Consisting of the lists, there are too many people with terminal illnesses waiting for treatment and only have a limited time on Earth, doubling the amount of speediness they would have to have to deal with that patient, not to mention how many doctors would be needed for some surgeries! Also, there are too many people needing to have surgery urgently when we are 65 times larger than them! The lack of jobs means there is a lack of money, which results in many patients not having all the required types of equipment they need. Not to mention how many people have low incomes and are not able to pay for their prescriptions. Therefore, if you do not have a cast when you have broken your arm, that is the outcome when we do not give enough amounts of to the NHS! But... who is to blame? The government gets a great deal of money from all over Britain only gives a small fraction of money to the NHS, the only beating heart of Britain there's been since 1948. However, the government gives them a small fraction of money! But, maybe if we made more of a profit from our jobs or gained more well-paid jobs we would not be suffering like this. Therefore is it the government's fault for their stinginess or our fault for our laziness? In conclusion, if we do not have a stable conclusion to judge with, think about both sides of the argument so your point made would be more understandable.

    Thank you for reading.
    memorable_orchard.

  • Ormiston-Six-Villages-logo-250x250.jpg ingenious_pineapple | Ormiston Six Villages Academy
    04 Mar 2020

    I have chosen the quote "NHS BATTLE PLAN TO SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES" - Daily Express because it shows that the NHS want to save lots of peoples lives, and the word "BATTLE" suggests that they are really trying so hard, fighting against anything that stops them. People should support this.

  • Weston-Favell-logo-250x250.jpg funny_power | Weston Favell Academy
    04 Mar 2020

    The headline I have chosen is “73% would pay more to save the NHS”-Daily Mail. I think that this is trying to make us think that the NHS needs saving and to save it will take money. It also tells us that 73% of people would pay more this is a high percentage of people who are willing to pay extra to save the NHS .
    I would be drawn to this article but would be questioning and need to know how they got their percentage. Who did they ask to find that 73%, were they rich or poor ? , because on the one hand the rich have more wealth to spread around , whereas on the other hand the poor may have less to give and may not have enough to pay more, especially as some people already have to rely on food banks and other help services.
    So I read the article but I would be sceptical to know what are true facts and what are misleading facts

  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_raccoon | New Horizons Children's Academy
    04 Mar 2020

    "NHS CUTS 15,000 BEDS IN 6 YEARS" - Daily Mail

    This one to me is the most scepticism as to me I do not have a great perception of it. Also, I don't understand why the NHS cuts 15,000 beds in six years- wouldn't all those beds be useful? And why so much?

    This makes me think that the NHS is cutting a little too much as 15,000 is a very vast number and why beds? The things that we need to know before coming to a discernment (judgment) we need to know the most important thing:
    why is the NHS cutting all of those beds in six years?
    In my opinion, they are maybe because of the amount of space; they need more room for their work or to do more things like the coronavirus outbreak. Or maybe (like what fulfilled_starfruit said- at school) because they need more money.

  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_raccoon | New Horizons Children's Academy
    04 Mar 2020

    "73% WOULD PAY MORE TO SAVE THE NHS" - Daily Mirror
    and tell us

    What is it trying to make us think?
    What else do we need to know before we come to judgment?

    In my opinion, this is trying to make me think that 73% of people will pay more than you as it says "73% WOULD PAY MORE." Also, I am sceptical about the number 73 they have chosen and 73% is a substantial percentage and it sounds slightly rude how 73% WOULD PAY MORE, it's (to me) very insolent as some people may not have a lot of money.
    Before we come to a judgement, I have a query if they said "73% WOULD PAY MORE" this means that they don't have enough money and "TO SAVE THE NHS" part is saying that they need more money so the most people can be healed. Now I'm counselling that this headline might be persuading that the citizens in the UK ( and maybe outside of the UK) should pay more money to help the people who are sick/ trying to make a medicine that can help people with the new virus.

  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg accomplished_reality | Faringdon Community College
    05 Mar 2020

    "NHS BATTLE PLAN TO SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES"

    I choose this headline because it is trying to tell us that even though the NHS are under stress that they are actually trying and that they are planning to help more people. It is trying to tell us that they are going to keep going and are determined and will never give up to help patients that are in need. It tells the readers that they are prepared to carry on. However before we come to a judgement we might have to know how they are going to try save millions of lives as their method might not be suitable or could just be improved. We also might need to know their plans for future and how they plan to improve. However, the NHS are already doing an amazing job and we should thank them.

  • Faringdon-logo-250x250.jpg careful_science | Faringdon Community College
    05 Mar 2020

    Here is my post, hope you like it.

    "73% WOULD PAY MORE TO SAVE THE NHS"

    I choose this headline because I think this is trying to prove that the NHS is one of the countries most prized thing. Pretty much everybody in the UK still thinks that the NHS is useful and should stay. All Through we don't know where they got this information from and it could be biased, but let's assume that is it not biased, then this news paper (the daily mirror) is supporting the NHS and I deduce that the daily mirror is a labor supporting (left wing) paper. This is also trying to make people help try and keep the NHS and even if you have to pay a small fee, they should keep the NHS and the government should be really supportive and enlarge their budget for the NHS.

    Thank you for reading, hope you consider.

  • Cowes-logo-250x250.jpg interesting_koala | Cowes Enterprise College
    05 Mar 2020

    “NHS BATTLE PLAN TO SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES“

    The NHS try to save as many lives as possible all the time but it isn’t always possible. They always try to plan their days like how many patients they have but they always get more as people are getting more injuries or illnesses and no matter how hard they fight to save people they won’t always win.

    They always put up a fight for you no matter what type of day it has been and they will never give up. That’s why they plan to put people on a shift whenever they can to help plan to save more life’s everyday.

    I hope you enjoyed reading this and learnt something new.

  • Cowes-logo-250x250.jpg communicative_world | Cowes Enterprise College
    05 Mar 2020

    “73% WOULD PAY MORE TO SAVE THE NHS”- the daily mirror
    Because it’s trying to make us think that most people want to get better faster so they are willing to pay the amount of money that is needed to be payed. We know that some people can’t afford to pay this but others can and so the people who can shouldn’t judge those who can’t.

  • Cowes-logo-250x250.jpg charming_drawing | Cowes Enterprise College
    05 Mar 2020

    I picked “73% WOULD PAY MORE TO SAVE THE NHS” -daily mirror because it’s trying to make us think that lots of people will give up spare money to save the NHS. While this might be true we don’t know for sure that 73% of people think that. What happens when they actually have to give up that money? They might have second thoughts 💭. Another thought to add is that newspapers are very biased so we can’t trust everything they say. If you wanted to find the truth you’d have to do some research.

  • Cowes-logo-250x250.jpg calm_poem | Cowes Enterprise College
    05 Mar 2020

    "THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU BY SKYPE UP TO 30m NHS APPOINTMENTS TO BE THROUGH VIDEO-LINK" - Daily Mail
    I think that this headline just shows laziness because doctors should be bothered to go to the hospital to do an appointment not through Skype. If the patient can’t make the appointment then the doctor could possibly go to the patient’s house rather than a video call!!!😔 Plus not everyone has access to the internet.

  • Cowes-logo-250x250.jpg centered_mode | Cowes Enterprise College
    05 Mar 2020

    The headline I would write in a newspaper to attract people’s would be:

    ‘The battle continues’

    I would choose this because the money problems have become a battle too save the loves of billions of people.

  • Evelyn-Street-logo-250x250.jpg best_octopus | Evelyn Street Primary School B
    05 Mar 2020

    NHS CUTS 15,000 BEDS

    I am sceptical of this headline because not only are newspapers known for fake news but 15,000 beds seems like quite a
    lot especially for a company that has saved millions since it was founded so would why that same company do something that could possibly end lives for money

  • Lyons Hall Primary School glad_avocado | Lyons Hall Primary School C
    05 Mar 2020

    I think that in some catchy headlines it could just be fake news and here is why. The reason why people do all sorts of catchy headlines like 73% more people would pay to save more lives even though the NHS is working so hard it could still not save that much and some people that write newspapers just can’t think of a title so they say what ever comes into their heads but it could be true but if it would not then it could mean that they are just greedy for money. So remember if you see news that could scare you or that you arę curious about try to see if people thank it’s real or find out more on the internet.

  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg brilliant_fossil | Upton Cross Primary School
    05 Mar 2020

    ' WORLDS DOCTORS AND NURSES ARE TOLD - THE NHS NEEDS YOU!
    To start of, the reader of this quote should be the doctors and nurses. 'The Independent' team is trying to persuade doctors and nurses across from the whole world to come and work at the NHS. They are trying to do this because in NHS, there are not enough doctors or nurses and it has only just started back then and without them, we could lose a lot of lives of mankind which will not be good. Since they are doctors and nurses, they should be professionals at doing this job and at around these times, it is very hard to find workers that help people in other peoples illnesses. What 'The Independent team is trying to do, is to gather people and create a successful team that will assist patients with there problems. This is the only way we can get more doctors and nurses ( by gathering all together to create amazing effort and progress.
    I also think that this quote is very special because it will tell them how special they are and how the world needs them. If a doctor/nurse reads this quote, I am sure they will be happy to join because when they read it, it will gradually have a lot of effect just like any other reader when they read something, maybe even you reader.

    brilliant_fossil

  • Evelyn-Street-logo-250x250.jpg consistent_skill | Evelyn Street Primary School C
    05 Mar 2020

    My pick is ''NHS battle plan to save millions of lives''
    This is making us think that the NHS are thinking of saving more lives and they need more doctors, nurses and cures(mainly for the coronavirus)
    Before I judge this I need to know What the battle is?

  • Evelyn-Street-logo-250x250.jpg confident_keyboard | Evelyn Street Primary School B
    05 Mar 2020

    WORLD DOCTORS AND NURSES ARE TOLD THE NHS NEED YOU. I think its trying to make you think that the NHS is trying to make out that they are in bad need of nurses and doctors so they are asking many people around the world if they can join the NHS.
    thanks for reading, confident_keyboard :)

  • Evelyn-Street-logo-250x250.jpg shy_avocado | Evelyn Street Primary School C
    05 Mar 2020

    My pick is 'NHS battles to save millions of lives' this is telling us that the NHS is planning to help and save lots of lives. This might be because of all the illnesses which do not have a cure or that need life saving treatment.

    We need to know how many people it is going to save and what is the battle plan.

  • Evelyn-Street-logo-250x250.jpg bustling_blackberry | Evelyn Street Primary School B
    05 Mar 2020

    I choose,'73% OF PEOPLE WOULD PAY MORE TO SAVE THE NHS' because UK people are very proud of the NHS and would pay a small bit of money so they can get instant care, free treatment. I would like to know how much money we would need to spend to keep the NHS.

  • Hillyfield School logo curious_engine | Hillyfield Primary Academy
    05 Mar 2020

    I choose this topic because I think that the NHS has given so much to us as a country and I think that we should honour that. As you say, more than half the population have said that they will spend more on the NHS and I agree we should spend more to help the sick, injured and elderly. In my opinion health care is a human right.

  • Hillyfield School logo curious_engine | Hillyfield Primary Academy
    05 Mar 2020

    (This was a response to @careful_science)

  • The Sherwood School cheerful_photograph | The Sherwood School
    05 Mar 2020

    I have chosen "NHS BATTLE PLAN TO SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES" - Daily Express because if the NHS is the National Health Service then they must be planning to save millions of lives and that is what they are being paid for and that is their job. They need to make sure that everyone in the United Kingdom is healthy and safe. People have protested and spoken up for the National Health Service when it was going to be privatised so that shows how much people care about our National Health Service and it represents the importance of the NHS to us. If they do really battle the plan then that is devastating to hear because people are dying and suffering and are relying on the National Health Service to live. People’s lives are on the line and we need people to be with us. An example of this, is the coronavirus and scientists and medical experts are trying very hard to fight the coronavirus and are trying to find a cure. People are dying so does that mean that the National Health Service does not care about the coronavirus and the disastrous outcomes of it? That was my comment for this week’s competition.

  • Braiswick Primary School succinct_leaves | Braiswick Primary School
    05 Mar 2020

    "73% WOULD PAY MORE TO SAVE THE NHS - Daily Mirror

    I think this article heading is trying to stop you from worrying that the NHS is in a state of no repair or that it would be really hard to fix it. Additionally, it is implying that there is a problem with the NHS, that can easily be fixed by our generosity in giving money to it. But the thing I thought about most was that - at least in the title - it didn't explain where and how they got that information; did they conduct a survey? And if so, where did they do it because I would have liked to enter to express my opinion. Assuming it was done online, not everyone could have known about it since not everybody can access the internet. Even if you can access the internet, however, you may not have heard about it and wouldn't have a say, meaning that it is not a proper democracy. The thing with general elections that makes them a "proper" democracy is that they are in the news and with the manifestos, it is hard to not know about it and all the parties competing. Plus, you would have talked about it with your friends and they could have told you some information about it. It is trying to get us to agree with them and consider the other side of the argument, but what we really should consider is whether those statistics are true or not made up, and where they got the information from because, again, anybody could have told them that as there is nothing stopping them from lying.

    I actually don't think 73% of people would pay to help the NHS, however I would like to think that isn't the case. The thing is, we have free healthcare in the UK, and I don't think that many people would just hand that over because the NHS is struggling. British citizens feel like they - and do - deserve free healthcare as we are all leading very busy lives and have to invest in lots of other things (a house, a car, clothes, taxes etc). People wouldn't be ready to say that they don't need free healthcare otherwise we wouldn't have money for the previously mentioned investments. Even if we were forced to, some people wouldn't give in as they find it unfair that something they've had their whole life is taken away from them all of a sudden. To be honest, it is quite unfair to take that away even if it is the right choice like I think and have stated. We all know that this article was purely written because the NHS is failing - there's no question about it - and the writer clearly wants the reader to think, "If 73% of people want this, I'd better believe in it too because I don't want to be the odd one out". But that is the opposite to how we should think; we should stand up for our beliefs, even if that means going against the crowd.

    To use scepticism I have mainly questioned where the information that 73% would pay to help the NHS has come from, and whether it is completely trustworthy. It could really have come from anybody anywhere, so if we believe the information we are potentially putting our trust into a stranger. We shouldn’t just think, “Oh, this is a trustworthy source, so it must be true”. We should delve deeper and go onto other websites to see if they are all saying the same thing, and if they are we can finally classify it as true. I hope you like my comment and the scepticism I used. I tried to be really precise to make sure that I predominantly used scepticism and, even though they can be effective, not any of the other ones. Obviously, there were some occasions when I couldn’t use it, so I had to use the other skills to my advantage. If you agree/disagree, you can write a comment saying why so I can see what I have missed that could potentially change my opinion.

    by succinct_leaves

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