Reform Scotland

The NHS: Why every party now claims paternity of Labour’s baby – Tom Harris

This is the latest in a series of individual contributions to the publication, ‘Reforming Scotland’, which aims to set out a possible vision for Scotland’s future which can inform and influence the policy debate in the coming years. The contributions are by people from a range of different backgrounds and political perspectives who have looked at how policy could be reformed across a range of different areas and they represent the views of the authors and not those of Reform Scotland.


Tom Harris examines the need to reform the NHS.  He argues that choice must be an essential part of the health service and that the priority must always be the public. “They call the shots, they pay the bills, and it would be a brave politician who thinks their needs can be sidelined for to any vested interest.