Dr Lewis Morrison is media regular. He’s paid to be one. He may style himself ‘chair of the BMA’ as if he is a prof leading a research institute but, really he’s a trade union convenor looking after his members’ interests.
NHS staff are not ‘very worried’. That’s just his pitch. You’d need a professionally administered survey of thousands in a random sample to say that kind of thing. He has no such evidence.
On his claim of cancelled operations:
Look at the solid grey line. That’s operations cancelled due to the unavailability of a surgeon or of a theatre. At the end of May it was just over 1%, down a touch from May 19, likely to have risen to just over 2% in the recent Covid infection surge but that has already decreased.
On staffing issues, Scotland has far more GPs (like Morrison) than other parts of the UK:
And, if you have time:
First on GP staffing:
Second on Nurse staffing:
Third on other health care staffing: