Demand for GPs is double what it was before the pandemic and the situation is likely to worsen, a doctor-turned-MSP has told BBC Scotland.
Dr Sandesh Gulhane, a Scottish Conservative MSP and GP, said he had 80 “patient contacts” on Monday.
Pre-Covid he would see about 40 in one day. The current levels are “not safe, not sustainable”, he said.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-58611645
Is that all you need for a BBC Scotland headline? One opposition politician? One day?
BBC Editorial Guidelines on reporting statistics:
3.3.8 We should reserve the same scepticism for statistics as we do for facts or quotes and not necessarily take numbers at face value. When our output includes statistics, we should explain the numbers clearly, put them into context, weigh, interpret and, where appropriate, challenge them, present them clearly and attribute them. The statistics must be accurate and verified where necessary, with important caveats and limitations explained. We should use a range of evidence to put statistical claims into context and help audiences to judge their magnitude and importance. Where claims are wrong or misleading, they should be challenged.https://www.bbc.co.uk/editorialguidelines/guidelines/accuracy/guidelines
Scepticism? Verified? Caveats? Range? Context? None of those.
It’s been a while since I complained. Another coffee and I might.