From BBC England today:
Whistleblowers at one of England’s worst performing hospital trusts have said a climate of fear among staff is putting patients at risk.
Former and current clinicians at University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) NHS Trust allege they were punished by management for raising safety concerns, a BBC Newsnight investigation found.
One insider said the trust was “a bit like the mafia”.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-63827648
In an extended report, there is no mention of the English Health Secretary and no opposition politician accuses him of anything.
In a far less dramatic story of bullying in NHS Highland, in 2019, BBC Scotland used this image:
This is no one-off. BBC Scotland almost always politicises a health problem. BBC England, Wales and N Ireland almost always do not.
See below how hospital deaths were used to platform Scottish Labour attacks but were not politicised in England:
Compare these two, below, on the coverage of baby deaths in NHS Scotland and England:
It’s down at the bottom in the centre.
How about a hospital build delay in Scotland, Birmingham and Liverpool?
On ambulance waiting times in 2021:
All three SNP health secretaries have faced the same pursuit by news jackals while English, Welsh and N Irish ones have been ignored:
I could dig out more evidence from the TuS archives but you’ve probably had enough.