Headlining in the Herald today:
Dr Graeme Eunson described the situation in A&E departments as “horrific” and said he fears the health service is heading towards a “twin-track” system where people who can afford to pay will get better care.https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/20111995.bma-leader-warns-scotland-headed-two-tier-healthcare/
Using the same stock photograph from 2021, Eunson is presented as a ‘top consultant.’ He may be that too but he is first and foremost, a trade union leader with a priority role to promote his members’ interests.
Eunson has featured before here presenting unreliable survey results from the BMA suggesting consultants are unhappy with their tax bills or that too many vacancies are not being filled.
Describing the situation in Scotland’s A&E departments as ‘horrific’, as they average more than 71% in 4 hours, we wonder what the BMA in England would say of the 58% figure there or, for that matter, the 49% figure in the PM’s local hospital.
This is not news, it’s media campaigning by a trade union leader, the Herald’s go-to-guy when they want a scary NHS headline.
For more on Eunson: https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/?s=Eunson