STUDENTS living in Scotland who want to study medicine at university will be given priority over those from other parts of the UK in an attempt to relieve the NHS staffing crisis, since it is thought that students already living in Scotland will be more likely to stay after graduation.

Wait a minute. It takes more than five years for a doctor to qualify and the NHS crisis is now. All students living in Scotland and those from the EU get free tuition, so if the Scottish Government wants doctors and others to stay they should state that since Scottish taxpayers are funding them they should pledge to work in Scotland for five years. NHS and skilled workforce problem solved.

Will the SNP now lead the NHS recovery?

Clark Cross