Is the NHS safe from centralisation?

My heart sank when I heard the news that ministers were considering reducing the number Health Boards from fourteen to three or five. 

The challenges that are facing the NHS, I believe, will be solved through investment and the removal of the suffocating target culture. 

The Scottish Government doesn't seem to have learned from its record of calamitous centralisations.

Hoarding more power is rarely the answer


College mergers saw bosses getting bumper pay-outs at the same time as 152,000 college places were being lost.

The imposition of one-size-fits-all policing severed community relationships and jeopardised the hard work of officers and staff.

Previous attempts at centralisation have blown up in the SNP’s face and the sooner ministers realise one size doesn’t fit all the better. Hoarding more power is rarely the answer. 

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