As Shetlanders go to vote Audit and Reporting Scotland combine to give you a selectively cloudy and inaccurate view of NHS Scotland staffing

First thing this morning we heard: Efforts to tackle GP shortages face significant challenges according to Scotland’s public spending watchdog. Audit Scotland says the Government will struggle to meet its commitment to recruit 800 new family doctors and also faces a shortfall in other health care workers including nurses and physiotherapists. The report, as beforeContinue reading “As Shetlanders go to vote Audit and Reporting Scotland combine to give you a selectively cloudy and inaccurate view of NHS Scotland staffing”

Scottish Colonel (Retired) blows the gaff on HS2 but Scots to get £5bn!

From Ludo: On Monday 6 April 2016, senior High Speed 2 official Andrew Bruce says he was set to reveal an uncomfortable truth to leading figures at the Department for Transport and HS2 itself. The notion that HS2 could not be delivered within its £55.7bn budget had the potential to derail the scheme, months beforeContinue reading “Scottish Colonel (Retired) blows the gaff on HS2 but Scots to get £5bn!”

NHS Scotland A&E Service more than 10% better than NHS England in July 2019

In NHS Scotland, 89.7% of patients were seen and resulted in a subsequent admission, transfer or discharge within 4 hours https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Emergency-Care/Publications/2019-08-27/Summary-Weekly/index.asp In NHS England, only 78.9% of patients admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours. https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/ae-waiting-times-and-activity/ae-attendances-and-emergency-admissions-2019-20/ The situation was the same in June: NHS Scotland A&E performance 11% better than NHS England

Reporting Scotland ignore IVF treatment in Scotland BEATING TARGET for FIFTH year in row despite wider health benefits for women expected

The standard is for 90% of eligible patients to be screened at an IVF Centre within 365 days of receipt of referral from a secondary care/acute consultant. The 90% standard continues to be met since it was first measured in March 2015. https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Waiting-Times/Publications/2019-08-27/2019-08-27-IVF-Summary.pdf Why does this matter so much that BBC Scotland should report it?Continue reading “Reporting Scotland ignore IVF treatment in Scotland BEATING TARGET for FIFTH year in row despite wider health benefits for women expected”

Waiting Time improvements by NHS Scotland despite massive increase in demand

https://www.audit-scotland.gov.uk/uploads/docs/report/2018/nr_181025_nhs_overview.pdf Though demand for NHS Scotland services has surged by between 27% and 35% in just 5 years, NHS Scotland has actually improved its performance in several areas including some waiting time targets. This is astonishing and a tribute to all involved. Using Reporting Scotland editorial guidelines, I have extracted the data most in theContinue reading “Waiting Time improvements by NHS Scotland despite massive increase in demand”

SNP Government’s fantastic deal for Scotrail saving taxpayers MILLIONS!

In the Herald today, David Leask, Chief Reporter for the Wigan Times: Dutch taxpayers have been bailing out ScotRail with loans worth around £1 million a month.The most recent financial figures available suggest Scotland’s national train operator has been kept afloat by its owner, Abellio, a wing of the Netherlands state railway. I’m not sure the HeraldContinue reading “SNP Government’s fantastic deal for Scotrail saving taxpayers MILLIONS!”

Herald’s theatre critic unhappy that case for Scottish independence IS simple!

Neil Mackay, Theatre Critic for the Glasgow Herald writes today: On the Yes side, nothing has substantively changed, when it comes to big ideas, since the SNP laid out its blueprint for independence in 2014. Could that be because nothing HAS changed at all in the real world in which the idea of independence is formed? TheContinue reading “Herald’s theatre critic unhappy that case for Scottish independence IS simple!”

As elderly are increasingly stranded in NHS England hospitals efficiency and integrated social care in Scotland gets them home

In the Telegraph today: Rising numbers of elderly patients are being left “stranded” in hospital for more than three weeks amid a growing social care crisis, an investigation [CHS Healthcare] reveals. Health officials warned that a 10-days in a hospital bed could mean pensioners “aged” by a decade, in terms of lost muscle mass.  EveryContinue reading “As elderly are increasingly stranded in NHS England hospitals efficiency and integrated social care in Scotland gets them home”

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