Nov 21, 2022
NHS chiefs in Scotland discuss having wealthy pay for treatment
NHS leaders in Scotland appear to have discussed abandoning the founding principles of the service by having the wealthy pay for treatment. The discussion of a "Two-tier" health service is mentioned in draft minutes of a meeting of NHS Scotland health board chief executives in September. According to the minutes, the meeting began with an update about "Recent conversations" with NHS Scotland chief executive Caroline Lamb. The minutes of the NHS Scotland meeting summarise "Themes, issues and ideas" during 45 minutes of discussions on Wednesday, 21 September, about "What a transformed NHS could look like". Mr Yousaf, who praised the "Exceptional work" of NHS staff, added: "There is also frequent engagement between ministers and NHS board chief executives, and daily discussions between the Scottish government and individual health boards on service performance and pressures."Our NHS and care services continually evolve to meet the changing needs of the people of Scotland, and reflect changes in practice and medicine.
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