Welcome to the second edition of the Dugcast fae the Dughoose. This week I’m joined via Skype by the extremely busy Philippa Whiford MP, the SNP’s SNP Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care at Westminster. As a breast cancer surgeon with many years of clinical experience before going into politics, Philippa is perhaps the Scottish politician with the best understanding of the issues facing the NHS. As well as her duties as an MP, Philippa is also volunteering part time in her local NHS.
This week we chat about the British Government’s handling of the Coronavirus epidemic, how Scotland’s procurement procedures for PPE differ from those of England’s, and how the Conservatives were woefully unprepared for the crisis we’re facing.
Many thanks to Philippa for taking some time out of her full schedule to guest on the dugcast.
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