The Scottish media are all over this, as they love to do, with NHS Scotland ‘crises.’
No sign of a ‘tsunami’ yet. Here are the actual data on calls to the new NHS Scotland Whistleblowing Alert and Advice Line:
From 13 to 24, that’s nearly a 100% increase! No, it’s not 200%, Scottish Labour! Yeh, I know it’s nearly twice as many but that doesn’t mean a 200% increase. The increase is the same as the first figure so it’s 100% of the first figure? See? Oh god…….
But, why is it not a spike or a surge? Because it’s absolutely too fnn wee! There are around 138 000 people employed in NHS Scotland. 24 of them contacted the line. That’s 1 in every 5 750 or 0.017%.
The increase after only one-year is almost certainly just a factor of greater awareness of the system and remains only a tiny damp spot.