NHS is safer un­der SNP claims Haughey

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Clare Haughey MSP has claimed Scot­land’s NHS is safer un­der the SNP gov­ern­ment.

Ms Haughey re­cently asked a par­lia­men­tary ques­tion on how many GPs there were per per­son across the UK.

Fig­ures re­leased by health min­is­ter Shona Ro­bi­son sug­gested there is one GP for ev­ery 1,083 peo­ple in Scot­land – com­pared to one for ev­ery 1,338 in Eng­land, 1 for ev­ery 1,375 in Wales and 1 for ev­ery 1,445 in North­ern Ire­land.

Ms Haughey said: “Un­der the SNP, NHS staff num­bers have risen sig­nif­i­cantly, with more con­sul­tants, nurses and mid­wives and health pro­fes­sion­als no w de­liv­er­ing qual­ity care for peo­ple across Scot­land.

“Th­ese lat­est fig­ures show that peo­ple in Scot­land are much bet­ter served by GPs than they would be any­where else in the UK – and we are com­mit­ted to do­ing even more, in­creas­ing GP train­ing places, and fur­ther in­creas­ing the num­ber of peo­ple work­ing in GP surg­eries.

“The NHS faces many pres­sures and is treat­ing more pa­tients, with more com­plex ill­nesses, than ever be­fore – which is why we plan to in­vest in and re­form our NHS to en­sure it’s fit for the fu­ture.

“While the Tories in West­min­ster pick need­less fights with ju­nior doc­tors, peo­ple in Scot­land can have con­fi­dence that our NHS will al­ways be safe in the SNP’s hands.”

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