Rural GP Dr Stephen McCabe covers just about every form of health care in his adopted home of Skye. He knows the real truth about the NHS in the Highlands as it works hard to meet the needs of small and sometimes scattered communities.
NHS services are a favourite subject for politicians as they bat the debate back and forwards. Whoever is in Government, it’s all better than it was under the last lot; for whoever is in Opposition it’s all failing fast and in that ever-present state of alleged “crisis”.
The truth, as always, is neither one nor the other. Now Stephen tells Bateman Broadcasting what it’s actually like to be a rural GP, where the pressures are, and how difficult it can be to recruit doctors and others to a rural lifestyle.
In the second part of this podcast, Observer columnist Kevin McKenna chews the fat with Derek Bateman about Scottish politics, the fate of the Labour Party in Scotland, and reveals that he is soon to start writing for our sister-site, Newsnet.scot!
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