Oct 26, 2017
Scotland's health 'is not improving', auditors warn
Scotland's health "Is not improving" as the NHS faces "Significant challenges", Audit Scotland has warned. The overall health of Scots "Continues to be poor and significant health inequalities remain". Despite an increase in the NHS budget, rising operating costs have meant health boards had to make "Unprecedented" savings of almost £390m in order to break even. The report did state that there is a "Positive basis on which to build" for Scotland's NHS. It noted that Scotland has had "a consistent overall policy direction in health for many years" and there was "Broad consensus" on goals. "What more indication could the SNP need to show it has to change its ways on the NHS?". Scottish Labour said the report showed that it was "Time for Shona Robison to go as health secretary".
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