UK NHS could learn from Scots’ front-run­ner

Campbeltown Courier - - LETTERS -


There are many dif­fer­ent opin­ions about the NHS. Re­cently there has been much pos­i­tive com­ment about the Scot­tish health ser­vice.

One let­ter to the Courier, from an Islay coun­cil­lor, Alas­tair Red­man, stikes a dis­cor­dant note though.

Here are a se­lec­tion of com­ments:

The Nuffield Trust, on July 5 2017: ‘There are many lessons from Scot­land’s NHS for the other na­tions of the UK, in par­tic­u­lar the way it seeks to im­prove the qual­ity and safety of care given to pa­tients, and the fact that it trusts and equips clin­i­cal staff to drive that im­prove­ment.’

BBC News, on the same date: ‘UK health ser­vices could learn lessons from Scot­land.’

ITV News, on Oc­to­ber 26 2017: ‘Of the four home na­tions, Wales sits in third spot, be­hind Eng­land, above North­ern Ire­land and trail­ing some way be­hind front-run­ner Scot­land.’

Alas­tair Red­man, Courier let­ters, Novem­ber 3 2017: ‘Hos­pi­tals are short-staffed, work­ers are stressed and the main­te­nance back­log is spin­ning out of con­trol.’

Maybe Mr Red­man was think­ing about a dif­fer­ent NHS. Wil­liam Crossan, Camp­bel­town.

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