BBC news coverage of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales has "significantly improved", the BBC Trust says.My particular bugbear with their coverage is a relatively minor, but still mightily irritating one- the Beeb's constant referral to the dearly departed "NHS" as if it were still live and kicking.
It follows a review published in 2008, in which the BBC was criticised for "falling short of its own high standards" and failing to meet its core purpose of helping inform democracy.
Since then, the number of national news stories about the devolved nations almost doubled, research suggests.
But there are still areas that require work, the trust said.
In particular, reporters do not always make it clear that changes to government policy may only affect England, or England and Wales.
While it's probably unrealistic to expect them to adopt my suggestion (the Balkanised Health Service), they should show some recognition of the fact that the constitutional vandalism wrought by Blair and Labour (aka as the devolution experiment) long ago destroyed any concept of a truly national health service. The present government, at least, are halfway there, in referring to Andrew Lansley as merely "Health Minster"; they should find that additional courage required to give him his full and correct title: "Health Minister of England".