There are no data in the above BBC Scotland report based on one doctor’s impressions. BBC UK is not reporting this.
From Public Health Scotland: At 31 December 2021, 419,230 patients were waiting to be seen. This represents a slight decrease of 0.4% (-1,541) from the position at 30 September 2021, the first reported decrease in number of patients waiting from one quarter-end to the next since the pandemic began.
From Commons Library research: The number of people on a waiting list for hospital treatment [in England] rose to a record of nearly 6.1 million in December 2021.
England has ten times the population so, all things being equal, should have 4 million on the waiting list but has 50% more, at 6 million.
However, modelling revealed in the Spectator, no friend of Scotland suggests that the situation in England is on a an upward curve to 10.7 million by March 2024.