Revealing herself to be a worthy successor to Lisa Summers and fully integrated into the Sarah Smith / Glen Campbell school of cringe, Fiona Stalker goes ambulance-chasing for chronic pain sufferers whose experience can be used against NHS Scotland and by association the SNP leaders.

I wonder will she have bothered to search for any more reliable evidence of NHS Scotland’s performance or are one or two individuals prepared to cry on screen more her thing?

Might this, from 2016, be informative for the viewers?

England and Wales currently have fewer pain doctors than Scotland and Northern Ireland and that there are wide regional variations in the number of doctors specializing in pain medicine across England.


Returning to the ‘some‘ she has already stalked:

Who are they? How many? Who told you about them? Have you checked if they are relatives of opposition MSPs? Are they members of the opposition parties? Are they members of Scotland in Union or relatives of members?

I might be able to answer the third question – Monica Lennon. No! I hear you cry. Surely not. See this in the Express and Star:

Labour health spokeswoman Monica Lennon is co-convener of the Scottish Parliament’s cross-party group on chronic pain (Andrew Milligan/PA) Ms Lennon said she has been contacted by sufferers who have “had to travel to England and pay privately for pain injections because they are not able to access their usual treatment”.

See that word ‘privately‘ Ms Stalker? If you find ‘some‘ travelling to England for private treatment as opposed to for free NHS England treatment, that would be a very different thing wouldn’t it?

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