19 March 2016

Fantasy politics

The last time I sought an appointment with my Edinburgh GP, I was offered a date three weeks later.  But, never mind, according to the BBC, Kezia is going to fix it:
Scottish Labour has said everyone in Scotland will be guaranteed a GP appointment within 48 hours if the party wins the Holyrood election.
Party leader Kezia Dugdale will make the pledge in a speech to its one-day conference in Glasgow.

Question:  How do you reduce a waiting list from three weeks to 48 hours?
Answer:  You can't and won't.

(Unless you accept that it will take years and years, given the throughput from medical schools.  In which case, it would be kinder to say so.)


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