NHS is safer under SNP claims Haughey
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.”