Scotland’s independent think tank
Scotland’s independent think tank

Labour and the NHS, with Jackie Baillie

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Reform Scotland was delighted to host a discussion about the future of the NHS with Jackie Baillie, Scottish Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary.
As Shadow Health Secretary, Jackie is in charge of Labour’s approach to NHS policy at Holyrood, and the commitments the party will make ahead of the upcoming general election and the Holyrood election in 2026. She set out some of her early thinking in a recent article for Reform Scotland – which can be read here – including a cut in the number of health boards and the establishment of a statutory National Clinical Council, involving clinicians more closely in decision-making. Jackie has also called for an NHS Recovery Plan that is “community care-led, focuses on preventative healthcare and rewards staff”.
In conversation with Chris Deerin, Director of Reform Scotland, Jackie explained Scottish Labour’s approach to the NHS and how she thinks the necessary transformation may be brought to fruition.
The discussion is part of Reform Scotland’s ongoing NHS 2048 programme, details of which can be found here 

This event was held via Zoom on Monday 29 April