Labour calls for audit on NHS private spending



The Scottish Government is facing calls for an urgent audit on the NHS’s private spending after it emerged ministers don’t know how much cash has been allocated to outsourcing services.
Labour made the call after Health Secretary Shona Robison admitted the Scottish Government does not hold information on how much money is spent on outsourcing.
The disclosure was made in her response to a parliamentary question tabled by Labour’s health spokesman Anas Sarwar.
Recent figures have suggested £60 million has been spend on agency nurses in the last five years. And £50 million has been spent on... read more

 
18 October 2016 in Politics, Views: 38
Source: Scotsman
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