BBC Scotland’s first unbiased story on the Scottish NHS since 2011
Is this the crumbling of the edifice of gross bias? Did BBC Scotland finally realize that no-one believed them any more?
How long did they think they could hide the performance of the Scottish NHS v’s the English NHS?
Below is part of a segment from Monday’s edition of Good Morning Scotland (from 2h 35m at the link beneath the clip), which featured an interview with Professor Allyson Pollock, an extremely experienced academic in the field of healthcare on both sides of the border who so far as we know has no dog in the Scottish constitutional fight. We thought it was worth the infinite pain of transcription to get it down in writing.
HAYLEY MILLAR (BBC SCOTLAND): How do the [English and Scottish NHS] systems, or services, compare?
PROF. POLLOCK: Well, I think there’s a very important background message to this story, which is that the NHS in England was abolished by the Health And Social Care Act in 2012.
So what’s happening is that in England the NHS is now rapidly being dismantled and privatised – both the delivery and opened up to user charges and changes in funding. And that has a big impact for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, which still have their NHS ….
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