DOCTORS have branded the £500 “thank you” payment for their services during the pandemic as “embarrassing and not needed”. Highland GPs questioned whether the sum, announced by Nicola Sturgeon on Monday at the SNP conference, “is just” when many of their patients have faced reduced earning, jobs losses or business closures as a result of the pandemic.
We don’t know just how many GPs were involved in this protest or how representative even of GPs they are. We don’t even get one named person in the Herald report.
I can’t imagine the less well-paid NHS and care staff think it ‘embarrassing.‘
Rather than making this into a pathetic political gesture to try and score a point over the Health Secretary on behalf of whichever opposition MSPs they play golf with, why don’t they just shut up and give what remains after they’re taxed, at the higher rate, to their cleaners?
Imagine the better paid NHS staff hadn’t got it? We know just what the same creeps would have said then.
I’m not a believer but FOR GOD’S SAKE!