SNP must fund NHS appropriately


The Scottish Government must bolster NHS funding across Scotland so that hospitals are able to meet local needs.

The comments come in response to Simon Baker, the new chairman of the Scottish Consultants Committee of BMA Scotland who warned that elements of the NHS face cuts unless more money is provided.

The NHS today is now facing serious difficulties.

Doctors, nurses and other NHS are staff are working flat out but yet we are facing a crisis in primary care, mental health provision and other areas of the health service and targets are still being missed.

Ministers must work with local Boards to reduce the burden of top-down targets that get in the way of providing effective clinical treatment.

The comments from Mr Barker are frankly frightening. The Scottish Government need to make sure that appropriate funding is in place to make sure that the ever growing needs of the NHS are able to be met in full so that NHS staff feel valued within the workplace.

The last thing the we want to see is NHS Scotland facing a funding crisis, therefore Ministers must work with local Boards to reduce the burden of top-down targets that get in the way of providing effective clinical treatment.

It is the only way to get our health service heading in the right direction again.


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