Can the Scottish NHS be protected without harming patients?

As a highly critical report into the NHS is published, Political Correspondent Jamie Livingstone asks how the service will survive big budget cuts. Jamie Livingstone,, June 28, 2010 The public spending outlook could scarcely be more bleak. Squeezing value for money out of every taxpayer pound has rarely been more important. But what about the NHS? A damning new report by Holyrood's Health Committee has cast serious doubt over efficiency levels within the service. It also questions whether it can take a scalpel to spending without seriously damaging patient care. ... Can