Dr Saleyha Ahsan, the star of BBC’s investigative medical series Trust Me, I’m a Doctor, has told the Kirkcaldy Courier on the 4th March that she had to move to Wales to get away from Westminster Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt.
She praised the leadership of NHS Scotland and said there was a different culture and mentality in the Scottish system. She wants to work here because:
- Scotland, she said, has a far more innovative and collaborative approach to healthcare.
- Our hospitals use a digital early-warning systems and critically acclaimed work to screen for frailty when patients are admitted.
- There is collaboration between different sections of the NHS here, whereas it’s more disjointed in England with people working in isolation.
- There are morning huddles so people in A&E and the rest of the hospital can look at managing beds and discharging people so the staff in A&E have beds to put patients into.
- It’s a whole hospital approach.
I’ve been banging away for years now revealing hard evidence of the better performance of NHS Scotland. To see them all go to ‘Talking-up Scotland’ and just search for NHS. There are dozens.
Here are the most recent (ctrl click to open them) and one of the most comprehensive if a little dated now: