STV – Calls for Scottish Politicians to stop using their health service as a political football

STV 5th November reports “Calls for Scottish Politicians to stop using their health service as a political football”…

The BMA in Scotland, like the BMA in Wales, is warning the politicians that the system is breaking and that the standards are unsustainable. They have yet to make it policy that they want overt rationing, but they do want honesty, which is half way there. Watch this space for Welsh views…

 

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About Roger Burns - retired GP

I am a retired GP and medical educator. I have supported patient participation throughout my career, and my practice, St Thomas; Surgery, has had a longstanding and active Patient Participation Group (PPG). I support the idea of Community Health Councils, although I feel they should be funded at arms length from government. I have taught GP trainees for 30 years, and been a Programme Director for GP training in Pembrokeshire 20 years. I served on the Pembrokeshire LHG and LHB for a total of 10 years. I completed an MBA in 1996, and I along with most others, never had an exit interview from any job in the NHS! I completed an MBA in 1996, and was a runner up for the Adam Smith prize for economy and efficiency in government in that year. This was owing to a suggestion (St Thomas' Mutual) that practices had incentives for saving by being allowed to buy rationed out services in the following year.

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