SCOTTISH HEALTH SECRETARY, NICOLA STURGEON
DOCTORS and dentists yesterday accused the Scottish Government of cutting their pay, as the SNP announced record funding for health boards.
GPs said a pay award of just under 1 per cent next year would leave their salaries falling far behind those of doctors in the rest of the UK and dentists claimed efficiency savings which they are expected to introduce would be unrealistic. The warning came as health secretary Nicola Sturgeon announced funding for NHS boards would rise to £8.4billion for 2010-11. She said the amount equated to a 2.7 per cent increase, with the extra money being prioritised for spending on front-line services.
Dr Robert Kinloch, chairman of the Scottish Dental Practice Committee, said: “The idea that one per cent efficiency savings can be found is simply unrealistic!!
WELL MR KINLOCH, our hearts bleed for you. You can't in these TIMES OF FINANCIAL RESTRAINT find a 1% EFFICIENCY SAVING? EH? How about turning down the heating by ONE DEGREE? How about opening your fucking dental practises in the evenings and at weekends, so that PEOPLE DON'T HAVE TO TAKE TIME OFF WORK to get their teeth seen to? Or would that interfere with your HECTIC SOCIAL LIFE? My dentist is making so much money, (and he's NHS), that he takes Thursday afternoon and Friday off and he's only in his early forties!!
Or even better, stop shagging your DENTAL NURSES so that you don't have to pay them money when you want to EMPLOY A MORE SHAGGABLE, YOUNGER ONE!