According to the BBC, Gordon Brown, the man who has rejected spin, will give a speech today and remarkably it's been trailed with quotes already. The speech will announce a "new screening programme in England for early signs of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes".
Errr....reality check. There's already a screening service, it's called getting off your arse and going to the doctors and saying "it hurts when I pee", "I get tightness in my chest" or "I feel dizzy sometimes when I stand up".
What is actually being offered here really is a letter writing service. The NHS will send everyone letters saying "you're due a screening to make sure you're not dying, make an appointment", at which point most average people will either say "I feel fine" or "Can they do Saturday mornings? No? Oh well, in the bin it goes".