Thanks to reader gavinochiltree for alerting me to this. I cannot watch Kuenssberg.
Fresh from demanding more maths teaching in schools, PM Sunak lies straight-faced on Kuenssberg this morning with wrong stats.
In November 2022, 64.1% of admissions to full (ED) Scottish A&E departments were seen within 4 hours. 4.3% waited more than 12 hours.
In the same period, in full (Type 1) English A&E departments, the figures were 54.4% and 10.2%.
Scotland’s A&E (ED) departments were 18% better on the 4 hour target and, on the 12 hour target, more than twice as good.
Kuenssberg’s reaction – none.
I know what he’ll claim, He’ll offer the English ‘all‘ figure of 68.9% which includes data from the wee Type 2 and Type 3 ‘sticking plaster’ departments in tiny ‘county’ hospitals, with no full A&E, where they hit 96.3%.
BBC News ‘health correspondents’ have tried the same trick in the past.