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Buckfast and heroin will attract new GPs, says Scottish Government

Through the K Hole

Holyrood has been forced to have a bit of a rethink after its multimillion-pound GP recruitment and retention programme attracted only 18 new GPs in the two years since its launch.

‘The glossy advertising and expensive campaigns promising a healthy out-door life full of hill walking just hasn’t worked,’ admitted a senior Scottish MP.

‘So we hit on the idea of providing a years’ worth of free heroin and as much Buckfast as you can drink. I mean if you’re going to live in windswept Ayrshire, or move into a curtainless flat in Coatbridge or rent a previously boarded up council house in Kircaldy then you’re either on gear already or you soon will be.’

‘We’re confident,’ continued the Scottish minister ‘that the new drug-based initiative will entice many more GPs into Scotland. We were going to offer free butteries as well, but then thought better of it.’

For those of you who don’t know, a buttery is a kind of inedible roll.

The minister then added: ‘There’s a shite load o’ smack an’ Buckie waitin’ fer ya, we’ll even throw in a year’s membership at the Time Capsule. And by the way yer maw’s git balls n yer da’ loves it.’

That last bit, about the Time Capsule, and your mother having balls, can only be comprehended by the fine people of Scotland.

Dr Kevin Hinkley is GP in Australia who previously practised in Glasgow and Aberdeen

 

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Readers' comments (7)

  • Mr Mephisto

    What most people fail to realise is that Trainspotting is actually a Scottish documentary is is in no way fictional. Scotland - keeping it real!

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  • No amount of Buckfast Abbeys finest could lure me back now!

    MacDonalds is a GP in Australia, an NHS refugee who claimed asylum down under.

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  • (actual patients mother on finding out her son's drinking habits):
    'Oh no. The heroin was wan thing. But nae the Bucky....'

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  • Deep fried mars bars too!

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  • Cobblers

    Ooh learnt a new thing today!

    Buckfast.

    Never heard of it. Now I have. Doubt I'll be trying it. I'll stick to my Columbian alto plano coffee and Chablis thanks.

    (/irony)

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  • I need clarification before committing myself. Is the foil included?

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  • what about the spoon hahahaha can the Scottish government afford that?

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