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Larbert, Scotland, United Kingdom

Monday, April 16, 2007


The Scottish Parliament elections are now only two weeks away. None of the parties are saying much about the junior doctors or medical schools, but a lot about NHS structure and health in general.

The 4 main parties all seem to be offering shorter waiting lists, more choice and more control over Doctors working conditions - so not much change there. The choice seems to be between a centralised NHS based on main centres, or a local service at your DGH - this in real terms means A+E closures reversed and service downgrading reversed if we have a change in government after May 3rd.

The Greens have a major focus on health, wellbeing, poverty and preventative medicine. This includes community-based care and a focus on mental health. there candidate in my constituency happens to be a Psychiatrist, so apart from the fact that he's very very very unlikely to win, I'd almost vote for him. The Scottish Christian Party haven;t even appeared to publish a manifesto on their website.

Looking forward to getting detailed manifesto's and candidate visits to quiz them...so I can make my mind up before May 3rd. Now just got my local councillor to decide on now.

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