Scottish Government resisting privatisation in NHS

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Miles Briggs, SCOUP, has disclosed that so far none of the £850 million for improving waiting times has been spent in the private sector. It’s not as yet clear what this information will do for their conflicted and contradictory strategy regarding the privatisation or not of NHS Scotland as the privatisation of NHS England steams, Titanically and targetless, ahead. See these previous reports:

NHS Scotland spends 9% less on private agency locum neurologists as FT staffing rises

Scottish Conservative’s ‘Chief Whip’ confuses colleagues by criticising non-increasing NHS use of private companies

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https://www.parliament.scot/S5ChamberOffice/WA20190320.pdf

 

 

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