This is deliberate misunderstanding in pursuit of a Scottish Government ‘failure’ fed by Jackie Baillie to a complicit media.
The report suggests that online appointments can lead to a £9.15 prescription charge. Don’t be daft. They’ll take it a local pharmacy and get it free. Why on earth wouldn’t they? There’s a potentially misleading wording in the document or Jackie has misread it for them.
We’re told that those who require more specialised treatment such as addictions therapy, may have to travel to England. Perhaps one or two may, I’m no expert, but I do know that Scotland’s drug and alcohol services have been smashing their waiting targets for years so may well cope:
Having to write this sort of stuff for the Herald must cause terrible cognitive dissonance and risk schizophrenia.