Politicians who blame staff for NHS crisis should reconsider their viewpoint: DAUK co-chair Dr Ellen Welch

Dr Ellen Welch, Co-chair of DAUK, has commented on the Scottish Health Secretary’s comments on the NHS staff strike. 

“Humza Yousaf told Royal College of Nursing members “let’s not patronise each other” as he spoke with some, currently voting on strike action over pay, protesting outside the SNP conference in Aberdeen.”

DAUK said NHS staff were struggling across the board with co-chair Dr Ellen Welch adding: “Politicians who single out NHS staff ‘to blame’ for this should seriously reconsider their viewpoint and start focusing on the actual reasons for the current climate – chronic underfunding of services, substandard pay, working conditions and the knock-on effects of a pandemic.”

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