Is independence good for health?

24 Apr ‘14

1.00PM - 2.00PM

Venue: University of Stirling, Highland Campus, Centre for Health Science, Raigmore Hospital Site, Inverness

Alex Neil MSP and Neil Findlay MSP will go head-to-head to debate whether independence is good for health in front of a live audience of nursing students and NHS staff at the University of Stirling’s Highland campus in Inverness on Thursday.

The event, organised by the University’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, will see Alex Neil, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, representing ‘Yes Scotland’ and Neil Findlay, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, representing ‘Better Together’.

They will be joined on the panel by Maree Todd, a clinical pharmacist at New Craigs Hospital in Inverness, and Mike Robb, prospective Labour candidate for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey at next year’s General Election, to face questions from the audience. Video conferencing will also be used to broadcast the debate to an audience at the University’s Western Isles campus in Stornoway.

The debate will address a range of issues about healthcare in an independent Scotland, including the potential impact of independence on free and universal access to healthcare, health inequalities, staffing levels, the recruitment of doctors to remote and rural areas and private sector involvement in NHS provision in Scotland.


RSVP: For further information, please contact Dr Jenny Jones on 07747 034596

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