The Universal Truth |

Shopping Cart -

Your cart is currently empty.
Upgrade to today
for only an extra Cxx.xx

You get:

plus This issue of xxxxxxxxxxx.
plus Instant access to the latest issue of 300+ of our top selling titles.
plus Unlimited access to 27000+ back issues
plus No contract or commitment. If you decide that PocketmagsPlus is not for you, you can cancel your monthly subscription online at any time. Auto-renews at $9.99 per month, unless cancelled.
Upgrade Now for $9.99 Learn more
This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Read anywhere Read anywhere
Ways to pay Pocketmags Payment Types
Trusted site
At Pocketmags you get
Secure Billing
Great Offers
Web & App Reader
Gifting Options
Loyalty Points

The Universal Truth

At some point in their lives anyone born and raised in Scotland has used the NHS in Scotland. The NHS in Scotland is funded each year to the tune of almost £13billion and consumes about 43% of the Scottish Government’s total budget. That money pays for over 140,000 whole-time equivalent staff and delivers 1.4 million hospital procedures and 17 million GP appointments a year – the equivalent of between 3 and 4 GP appointments for every woman, man and child living in Scotland.

And yet it is still not enough. Primary care is suffering a perfect storm - more GPs are leaving the profession than entering it, driving major recruitment and retention problems, at the very time when general practice has become more demanding and more complex than ever before as our population ages and more care is shifted from hospitals into the community.

And things are not much better in our hospitals. Throughout Scotland the traditional district general hospitals found in many larger Scottish towns cannot recruit enough Consultants - or enough nurses, physiotherapists, radiographers, lab staff, catering staff, cleaning staff, etc. These problems with recruitment and retention are not unique to Scotland – they are apparent across the developed world and in every continent.

Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of iScot Magazine - December 2017
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - December 2017
Getting free sample issues is easy, but we need to add it to an account to read, so please follow the instructions to read your free issue today.
Email Address
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 2.58 per issue
Or 3099 points
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only $ 3.99 per issue
Or 399 points

View Issues

About iScot Magazine

iScot Magazine December 2017 116 jam packed pages of the best craic in Scotland from the only truly independent pro Scottish magazine.