Unsolicited press releases bearing little relation to health policy and management have a tendency to annoy busy HSJ journalists, but rarely do they offend or shock.

Unsolicited press releases bearing little relation to health policy and management have a tendency to annoy busy HSJ journalists, but rarely do they offend or shock.

Unsolicited press releases bearing little relation to health policy and management have a tendency to annoy busy HSJ journalists, but rarely do they offend or shock.

Bad language

However, End Game has been informed of a spate of profane emails being sent from NHS communications departments.

Last week, a release from NHS Suffolk was blocked by its own spam filters because it contained “offensive language” and was “offensive or derogatory”.

It follows an incident last month when an email from NHS West Midlands was classed as spam, with the explanation “we believe your message contained profanity”.

What was the subject matter of these inappropriate emails, so horrifying they were deemed unfit for consumption? A heart service drop-in session and the launch of a carotid endarterectomy audit.

Tsk.