Back in 2019, Scottish Lib Dem leader, Alex Cole-Hamilton, proudly reported saving his daughter’s life with a series of back-slaps to clear a blockage, so he knows a bit about DYI medicine or self-medicating, and self-promotion too.
Today, he’s in the Scotsman saying:
Cole-Hamilton was born in Hertfordshire on the Northern edge of Greater London. The big town there is Watford.
Also today, in the Watford Observer:
Lib Dem leader Sir Ed Davey said “This is a national scandal. Face-to-face GP appointments have become almost extinct in some areas of the country,” he said.
“We now have the devastating situation where people are left treating themselves or even self-prescribing medication because they can’t see their local GP.https://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/news/national/23223063.patients-resorting-diy-medicine-due-lack-gp-appointments/
What is self-prescribing medication? Paracetamol? Haven’t we always done that? He knows you can’t self-prescribe prescription-only meds?
Has ACH checked the situation in Scotland? Has he tried searching for ‘Scotland self-medicating‘? I have. Just the same Scotsman report.
The local health trust in Hertfordshire is also in a real crisis, managing to see only 39% of admissions in in 4 hours.
Sad? Not too bright? Untrustworthy? All three?