Trust me, I’m a BBC TV Doctor and I can assure you NHS Scotland is much better.

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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:

  1. Scotland, she said, has a far more innovative and collaborative approach to healthcare.
  2. Our hospitals use a digital early-warning systems and critically acclaimed work to screen for frailty when patients are admitted.
  3. There is collaboration between different sections of the NHS here, whereas it’s more disjointed in England with people working in isolation.
  4. 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.
  5. It’s a whole hospital approach.

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/fife/380903/tv-doctor-returns-to-kirkcaldy-for-insight-into-hospital-innovation/

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:

More of the SNP Government’s planned actions in 2016 and early 2017 to make sure that NHS Scotland succeed in 2017 and beyond and good news somehow sneaks onto Good Mourning Scotland

 NHS Health Check: Which part of the UK is doing the best?

Update: Is BBC Reporting Scotland’s ‘Weaponising’ of NHS Scotland likely to actually increase both physical and mental health problems?

 NHS Scotland, bucking the UK trend despite media attacks

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10 thoughts on “Trust me, I’m a BBC TV Doctor and I can assure you NHS Scotland is much better.

  1. Clive Busby March 7, 2017 / 10:26 am

    There is a difference between 4million patients and 50 million. England is besieged by people coming from other countries as well. Don’t take my word for it come on down and take a look in any medium size cities or towns and check out the emergency outpatients departments. It’s a different planet……

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    • johnrobertson834 March 7, 2017 / 10:46 am

      Hi Clive, thanks for your comment. What about her points:
      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.
      ?

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    • Janet March 7, 2017 / 11:35 am

      When you’ve chased away the Polish plumbers and Hungarian fruit pickers, who will be blamed? UK has a failing economy and a corrupt political system.

      Scots, Irish..?

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    • Clydebuilt March 7, 2017 / 1:24 pm

      NHS England is on a different planet because it’s being run by a minister to whom the concept of maintaining it in public hands is Alien. Staff moral in NHS England is rock bottom. Because of the Health Minister and his party policy of Privatisation. This requires underfunding the service running it into the ground then handing it over to private companies. Politicians make choices, England’s current politicians have chosen to underfund NHS England and social care, and to renew Trident, plus maintain military spending at around 2%.

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    • Geraldine Merrigan March 7, 2017 / 4:49 pm

      Hi Clive, easy answer, there is more people therefore it needs more investment, and TMAY bangs on about austerity, but they are spending millions and millions on the HS2, Buck House and the Palace of Westminster to name just a few!

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      • Nurse Diesel May 24, 2019 / 9:07 am

        ‘easy answer’?? Its an inane statement. Scotland delivers a superior service DESPITE having a smaller, scattered population and therefore greater cost per intervention away from the population centres.

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