Searching ‘A&E crisis’ for material to contrast with recent Scottish data, Google made this the second-best fit. Must have missed it at the time. Is the day after Boxing Day, Fibbing Day? At first, I thought it might just be another Herald story using English material until I saw the author, Scotland’s second-worst health correspondent. She does mean Scotland. She must know it’s rubbish. Here are the links to the facts again:
First, NHS Scotland’s A&E service is at least 20% better
Second, you are MORE THAN TWICE as likely to spend more than 12 hours waiting in A&E in NHS England than in NHS Scotland.
Third on ‘GP shortages’:
Fourth on beds:
I know where there is a crisis in Scotland. All together now: ‘IT’S IN JOURNALISM!’