This determine was attained by the use of a brand new technique of counting which considers solely the median ready instances of 7564 individuals who really managed to get themselves handled between April and June this yr.
The Well being Secretary, Humza Yousaf, anticipated that the “new platform” would “present folks with some reassurance on the doable size of their wait”.
You’ll be able to simply think about the wave of reassurance sweeping over the 42,372 folks nonetheless on the ready listing, 12,209 of whom have already been ready for greater than a yr!
Not surprisingly the knowledge has been branded by surgeons as “grossly deceptive”, clearly by omitting to report the ready instances of these nonetheless on the listing.
One more instance of smoke and mirrors within the SNP’s normal strategy of taking part in down or hiding its abject failures.
Colin Hamilton, Edinburgh.
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By participating in Breast Most cancers Now’s greatest and brightest fundraising occasion, readers can assist elevate as a lot cash as doable for our world-class analysis and life-changing help providers, serving to 1000’s dwelling with breast most cancers throughout the UK.
Breast most cancers is the commonest most cancers in girls within the UK.
Each 10 minutes one lady is identified with the illness and instances have elevated by nearly 1 / 4 within the final 30 years.
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Due to the affect of Covid-19, our researchers missed over 230,000 hours of their labs, and we needed to pivot our help providers on-line in a single day.
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Collectively, we’ve been sporting it pink for over 20 years. We’ve dressed up, baked, quizzed and pulled off all types of unbelievable sponsored challenges.
You’ve had plenty of enjoyable and raised over £37.5 million within the course of. We’re so pleased with what we’ve achieved collectively, however we will’t cease there. Folks affected by breast most cancers want us – and so they want you too.
Ever needed to dye your hair pink? That is your second. Voice of an angel? Let the world hear it with a pink karaoke evening.
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Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Government, Breast Most cancers Now
Broadcasts make mourning necessary
In keeping with Sergei Loznitsa’s documentary ‘State Funeral’, loudspeakers within the streets sought to make mourning for Stalin obligatory.
We do not want to do this. We’ve got the BBC.
Alastair Mcleish, Edinburgh.
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