This report opens with:
Doctors (sic) leaders say
the British Medical Association in Scotland said
then claiming that the supply has been ‘patchy.’
Reading carefully, you find only one man’s experience, Dr Buist himself, is the basis for the claims. He is not ‘Doctors‘ nor is he ‘British Medical Association in Scotland.’
No doubt, in his position, he has been contacted by other GPs but had that been a flow of any size, surely he’d be able to tell us just how many had contacted him. That he wasn’t able to say his inbox was full, with 123 emails or that he’d received 24 calls confirming the patchiness of the supply, casts doubt on his claims.
There are around 5 000 GPs. How many are complaining?
Delivering the jag is quite lucrative especially when you can use nursing assistants, paid less per hour than the fee for one jag (£12.58), to do it in seconds. Am I being too cynical?
Dr Buist is just a campaigning trade union leader regularly presented as a public health authority by the media. We’ve met him before:
Andrew Buist though described as the ‘chair of BMA’s Scottish GP Committee’, is really just a well-paid, middle-class, shop steward. That does not make him a ‘GP leader.’ Some of his members are unhappy so he is complaining on their behalf. Here’s a fine example of entitlement and lack of awareness: Isn’t a GP practice … Continue reading He’s not a ‘GP leader’ and they don’t know when they’re well off→
This man is no more the ‘Scottish medical chief’ than Arthur Scargill was the chief of mining or Bob Crow was chief of the railways. He’s the leader of the doctor’s trade union, the BMA and he’s cynically prepared to scare you to death so that you’ll accept the need for more doctors and better … Continue reading This is not ‘the chief’ and he’s just a trade union convener stirring things up on behalf of his members→
In the Herald today: THE NHS is facing the worst crisis in its 72-year history, doctors’ leaders in Scotland have warning, saying the entire system could ‘overheat’ because of the combined pressures of winter and Covid and the weight of public expectation. Dr Andrew Buist, Chairman of BMA Scotland’s GP committee, said he believed the SNP government … Continue reading Another trade union secretary stirs it up for his members to imagine an NHS ‘crisis’→