HEALTH Secretary Alex Neil chose his words carefully when he told MSPs there was "no evidence of deliberate manipulation of the figures like those found at NHS Lothian".
HEALTH Secretary Alex Neil chose his words carefully when he told MSPs there was \"no evidence of deliberate manipulation of the figures like those found at NHS Lothian\".
OPERATION: There are waiting-time targets for treatment but sometimes health boards wrongly say patients were unavailable. Picture: Getty
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Magnus Gardham and Helen Puttick
The internal health reports released by Scotland's 14 health boards into waiting times procedures unearthed no further cases of patients being declared "socially unavailable" for treatment if they could not keep a short-notice appointment in Northumberland.
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