When BBC Scotland report health waiting times, they rarely if ever, offer comparative data from the other 3 nations in the UK. Scotland has, of course, the best results in the UK.
When BBC England reported on ambulance waiting times, they were careful to add:
In Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, the 999 system is also under “tremendous pressure”, doctors say.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-61335711
Oh, so things are equally bad everywhere suggesting that the UK Government is doing as well as the others? The report makes no attempt to compare like-for-like data.
They rely on:
BBC News has spoken to patients in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland who have experienced similarly long waits:
For the most urgent incidents, the average for March 2022, in England, was 9 minutes and 35 seconds. The median for the same group in Scotland was 7 minutes and 4 seconds and in Wales the average was 7 minutes and 50 seconds. I can’t find the data for Northern Ireland.