Shona Robison's failed NHS: Fife & Dundee residents queuing from 7am to get appointments

  • Alfie Baron
Reports are breaking showing that Fife & Dundee residents are starting to queue outside doctor's surgery's at 7am in the morning.

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) reports people waiting outside Broughty Ferry Health Centre, Dundee, as early as 7am in order to see a family doctor.

Sick patients are queuing in the early hours trying to bypass the traditional phone appointment lottery to grab a scarce meeting in person.

In Fife, at least 14 surgeries have encountered serious difficulties over the summer in recruiting GPs, leading to 19 practices in the kingdom having full patient lists.

Dr Miles Mack, of the Royal College of General Practitioners in Scotland, said: “GPs have been calling for positive action to end this crisis since 2013.”

Shadow Scottish secretary Lesley Laird said it is “fundamentally wrong” that people in her Kirkcaldy constituency and beyond are being forced to camp out before sunrise.

Ms Laird continued: “When I talk to other MPs in constituencies across the country they say that’s the same.”
SNP MSP Mark McDonald quits SNP in Sleaze Investigation
  • Alfie Baron

Aberdeen Donside MSP Mark McDonald has quit the Scottish National Party (SNP).

His resignations follows allegations of misconduct against at least two women.

McDonald resigned from the SNP with immediate effect - but will remain as an Independent MSP.