Poor ‘are given more NHS help’

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IMMIGRANTS living in one of Scotland’s poorest communities have access to more services to improve their health and wellbeing than “the indigenous population”, MSPs have been told.

There is a perception that the NHS may be “ignoring the majority of the population” in Glasgow’s deprived Govanhill, while “a lot of money” is spent on “a very small proportion of the community”, the Public Audit Committee heard.

Committee members were taking evidence from frontline health workers in some of the poorest parts of the country, as they scrutinised the findings of an Audit Scotland report on health inequalities.