Posts Tagged ‘Postcode prescribing’

Postcode rationing of NHS services hitting patients in the South disproportionately

There is significant regional variation in NHS waiting times and access to medical technology, a report claims. Patients in the South of England are wai...

Investigation reveals growth in postcode rationing as pressure on NHS mounts

There has been a surge in the number of funding requests that doctors in England are being forced to make on behalf of their patients for treatments that a...

‘Postcode lottery’ revealed in NHS care as part of digital push

Patients with dementia, diabetes and learning disabilities are being let down by their local health services in many parts of England, new figures show. ...

Decision to deny surgery to obese patients is like ‘racial discrimination’

The decision by an NHS body to restrict obese patients’ access to elective surgery until they lose weight is comparable with racial or religious discrimi...

More than one in three areas of England restrict surgery for smokers and overweight patients

Smokers and overweight patients are becoming soft targets for NHS savings, an RCS report warns. A new report from the RCS has found that over one in thr...

NHS Atlas of Variation: significant differences in cancer diagnosis and stroke treatment

Differences in access to key NHS services, including stroke and cancer care, are putting patients at risk. These are the key findings of the NHS Atlas ...

Survey identifies shortfalls in acute neurology

Diseases of the brain and nervous system can be devastating and the likelihood of a patient with these disorders seeing a specialist varies enormously acro...

Oncology: Local variations in care in lung cancer treatment persist

A substantial number of patients are needlessly dying of lung cancer as a result of local variation in care. The National Lung Cancer Audit (NLCA) shows...

End postcode lottery for liver disease treatment

Medical experts warn that rising numbers of deaths from liver disease – already the UK’s third commonest cause of premature death – will be unavoidab...