Herald letter- “Take Scottish NHS Out Of Politics” (No £)

DOUGLAS Mayer (Letters, August 30) suggests that politics should be taken out of the NHS, a suggestion in which there is a great deal of merit. It was of course a proposal made by Scottish Labour’s then leader Johann Lamont in October 2014, when she said: “My offer to Nicola Sturgeon and the other leaders is to fix our NHS by putting party politics aside and working together in the best interests of the people of Scotland. I fear that if we do not take this opportunity, our NHS will continue to decline and patients will pay the price.”

Unfortunately, the idea was ignored – presumably because the First Minister has other priorities, like visiting EU capitals to hold meaningless discussions with minor functionaries.

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