NHS Scotland achieves fall in mortality from ‘strokes’ by nearly 40% in last decade

The credit goes to the staff including the many who have made Scotland their home.

From the NHS Scotland Information Services Division yesterday:

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The incidence rate for cerebrovascular disease decreased over the last decade by 12.1%. In the last decade, the mortality rate for cerebrovascular disease decreased by 38.7%.

Click to access 2019-01-29-Stroke-Summary.pdf

Could this achievement be mainly down to better staffing in Scotland? So, as always here, find below a list of a few bits of evidence not mentioned much in our MSM:

First on GP staffing:

Scottish patients have far better access to GPs than those in England

BBC Scotland’s fake news on GPs ‘overwhelmed’ by workloads

Reporting Scotland all quiet on surgery closures and GP shortages as BBC 1 shoot them in the foot again!

SHOCK Scotland has far more staff including consultants and GPs per head of population

Second on Nurse staffing:

As NHS England is pulled into ethnic nationalist self-destruction why there is no Scottish crisis in nurse staffing

Scotland’s nursing and midwifery staffing and student recruitment are Miles better!

SHOCK NHS Scotland has 50% more nurses per head of population!

Scottish Tories reveal strong improvements in nurse supply under SNP

25% increase in number of nurses to work with young people needing mental health services

Scottish student nurse and midwifery numbers reach record high as they plummet in Toryland

Nurse vacancies in Scotland only a fifth per capita of those in ‘Dear Old Blighty’ blighted by Toryism

Third on other health care staffing:

Scotland has 10% of the population but 17% of the health visitors and fewer post-natal deaths after SNP government increases staffing by 25%

Radiography staffing vacancies running at ‘healthy’ 5% in Scotland

NHS Psychology staffing soars nearly 40% under SNP

10% of the population yet 13.2% of the paediatricians: why the health of Scotland’s children is NOT being put at risk by staff shortages 

NHS Scotland spends 9% less on private agency locum neurologists as FT staffing rises

2 thoughts on “NHS Scotland achieves fall in mortality from ‘strokes’ by nearly 40% in last decade

  1. Another remarkable improvement! I think stroke is another illness that benefits from early intervention, and survival rates could be increasing because of prioritising it.

    There seems to have been quite a few changes in the WAY the NHS (Scotland) works, and I really think that’s having a positive overall effect on our healthcare – coordination between different health departments so that you aren’t at the mercy of just one doctor’s opinion. Of course, you can only achieve this if you have the staff!

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    1. Yes had a TIA myself around 7 years ago. The first-aider said I was talking pish and my mum thought I said Transient Islamic Attack! Then I started telling colleagues to fuck off and was sent for neurolinguistic programming!


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