From a Freedom of Information response today, we can see that the number of court actions brought against each of the Scottish health boards, over the last four years, has fallen in all but two and that the overall level has fallen by 20.57%
In 2017-18 there were 919 cases brought while in 2013-14 there had been 1157, revealing a dramatic fall of 20.57% in only four years. It’s interesting to see the rise in Dumfries and Galloway. This area tends to perform well against the Scottish average. For example, 93.5% of cancer patients were seen in the target time as against the Scottish average of 82.7% and in sharp contrast to Western Isles at 75%. The area does have a large population of middle-class English-born residents. Are they bringing an enhanced sense of entitlement and an ability to articulate complaints?