Priti Patel Pal, Pearson in the Telegraph

I visited my GP last week to report two minor ailments. I’m not telling you what they were! Anyhow, he seemed happy to deal with both. I’m fine. Thanks for asking.

However, once more, things seem to be different in the hostile environment of non-Scottish parts.

At first, I thought Pearson might be basing her opinion on a few anecdotes, as some journalists, I’ve heard from one or two friends, do. So, I had a google and found this from 2015:

GPs criticised for treating one condition at a time

A patient watchdog has criticised GPs for displaying signs telling patients that they will only deal with one condition at a time at routine consultations. Aneurin Bevan Community Health Council (ABCHC), which monitors health services in South Wales, said some practices are continuing either to put up signs or to tell patients verbally that they will not deal with more than one condition at a routine appointment, despite previously being warned it was ‘clinically inappropriate and indefensible’.

So, even, shock, in the Land of the ‘Chief Architect of the NHS’, Labour-run Wales, this cruelty is to be found.

What about NHS Scotland? I searched and searched. It just does not come up so it’s clearly no happening here pal!

When I search this blog for GP, I do find:

93% can see a GP in 2 days but Herald Health Correspondent lies for 4th time as election looms

Scottish GP headcount climbs for 3rd quarter in a row, is younger and more numerous than in England.

Dear Boris, why are Scottish GPs NOT voting to reduce home visits?

Scottish GPs 25% less likely to quit than others across UK

Right! I’m going back to try them out with 5 ailments, mostly made-up. I’ll let you know.