In a previous report, I revealed the significantly better ratio of staff to patients in NHS Scotland as opposed to NHS England:
Even BBC Scotland has acknowledged staffing is at a record high in NHS Scotland:
I also pointed to one of several media reports of a staffing crisis in NHS England
Despite the above evidence, according to Nursing Times:
‘NHS health boards in Scotland are planning to increase their nursing and midwifery workforce by 594 posts this year, according to official projections. The overall 1% boost is expected to see the number of whole-time equivalent nursing and midwifery jobs rise from 59,650 at the end of March 2017 to 60,244 a year later….Across all NHS health board staffing groups, including nurses, doctors and allied health professionals, the country is expected to see a rise of 1,414 posts (1%) this year.