Alcohol-related hospitalisation rates continue to plummet as sense of inequality may be receding and as memory of Scottish Lab-Lib-Lord coalition fades

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https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Drugs-and-Alcohol-Misuse/Publications/2019-02-26/2019-02-26-ARHS-Summary.pdf

I’m sure other factors will have contributed to this positive development over the last ten or eleven years, but, speaking personally, the relative absence of the above two lords from my daily media dose has been a relief.

Seriously, perceptions of inequality are strongly associated with problems such as alcoholism. Has the SG government, within the UK straight-jacket, had some effect on reducing a commonly shared sense of inequality? The fall in crime might also be connected with this.

https://www.equalitytrust.org.uk/sites/default/files/SpiritLevel-jpg_0.pdf

 

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5 thoughts on “Alcohol-related hospitalisation rates continue to plummet as sense of inequality may be receding and as memory of Scottish Lab-Lib-Lord coalition fades

  1. Alasdair Macdonald February 27, 2019 / 4:32 pm

    I cannot find anything on the BBC or STV about these data – is it because they have nothing to do with pigeon droppings?

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    • Gavin February 27, 2019 / 5:31 pm

      There was a story about waiting times on RS the other night—-it went all round the houses about deaths in Scotland by various nefarious health issues.
      On news on the English NHS, there is seldom ANY news about waiting times (because it is so bad), but if there were, the BBC would never refer to Alder Hey, or Gosport, or Bristol heart scandal or North Staffs.
      BBC Scotland is a propaganda outlet—-just as RT is alleged to be.

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  2. Ludo Thierry February 28, 2019 / 4:18 pm

    Good to see former Scottish health supremo Sir Harry Burns telling a few guid home truths to Tony Blair and his Better Together version of Scotland’s 20 year history of devolution. Snippet and link below:

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ex-medical-chief-hails-snp-results-hl3cdxrzn

    Ex-medical chief Sir Harry Burns hails SNP results

    A former chief medical officer believes that the SNP has made significant improvements in the health of Scottish people after almost a decade of ineffective Labour policies.

    Sir Harry Burns, who was appointed by Jack McConnell’s Labour Scottish executive in 2005, said that there had been a notable shift in direction in the Scottish parliament under the SNP.

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  3. Ludo Thierry February 28, 2019 / 4:23 pm

    Apologies John – am reposting comment as managed to cut off a sentence – Thanks, Ludo

    Good to see former Scottish health supremo Sir Harry Burns telling a few guid home truths to Tony Blair and his Better Together version of Scotland’s 20 year history of devolution. Snippet and link below:

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ex-medical-chief-hails-snp-results-hl3cdxrzn

    Ex-medical chief Sir Harry Burns hails SNP results

    A former chief medical officer believes that the SNP has made significant improvements in the health of Scottish people after almost a decade of ineffective Labour policies.

    Sir Harry Burns, who was appointed by Jack McConnell’s Labour Scottish executive in 2005, said that there had been a notable shift in direction in the Scottish parliament under the SNP.

    Tony Blair said in an interview with Holyrood magazine to mark 20 years of devolution that the SNP had not made “massive improvements” in healthcare. He added that devolution had not made much of a difference in Scottish policy and that independence would be no more transformative.

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