Scottish BMA branch convenor Lewis Morrison features all day today on BBC Scotland telling us:
NHS staff are increasingly having to apologise for “system-wide failings” which are letting patients down, a leading doctor claims.
The outgoing chairman of BMA Scotland, Dr Lewis Morrison, will highlight the burden on health care staff during his farewell address [in Brighton] later.
He will urge ministers to “stop asking doctors to say sorry and give them the tools to make things better”.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-61972190
Morrison is a BBC Scotland regular, described as ‘a leading doctor’ when he is not even a leading trade unionist like Mick Lynch. Sometimes with a BMA survey based on a tiny, self-selecting, sample that would fail a 4th year Modern Studies project assessment by a kindly teacher but, more often as today, with mere anecdotes.
Here is the research method section:
“And it’s not just us – I know nurses, GP receptionists and all of us working in health care are in the firing line.”
There is no reliable, scientific, research study supporting any of his and BBC Scotland’s claims.
The BBC editorial guidelines tell them to check claims:
Where appropriate to the output and wherever possible, we should:
gather material using first-hand sources
check facts and statistics, identifying important caveats and limitations
validate the authenticity of documentary evidence and digital material
corroborate claims and allegations made by contributors
weigh, interpret and contextualise claims, including statistical claims.https://www.bbc.com/editorialguidelines/guidelines/accuracy/guidelines/
At the very least where are the speech marks around the headline claim?
Does BBC Scotland have an exemption?