Scottish NHS leaders discuss two-tier system

Draft minutes of meeting of NHS Scotland health board chief executives in September seen by the BBC, mention discussion of a "two-tier" health service.

The minutes of the meeting show discussion on ways to cut spending including curtailing some free prescriptions, pausing the funding of some new drugs and changing appetite for risk and sending patients home more quickly.

In a statement to the BBC, health secretary Humza Yousaf said: "The Scottish government's policy could not be clearer, our National Health Service must be maintained to the founding principles of Bevan - publicly owned, publicly operated, and free at the point of need."

 

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