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    The health debate in the Scottish Parliament election didn’t inspire many in the health sector. It rarely got above the level of NHS targets and there was very little focus on health inequalities. At least the Scottish Labour manifesto led with that issue. As we look ahead to the new parliament there are going to be a few challenges for health. The biggest is austerity, as the SNP have largely boxed themselves into following George Osborne’s spending plans. Health spending is to increase broadly in line with the Barnett consequentials of English health spending, although the extra (and much needed) social care funding (£1.3bn) is […]
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