Posts Tagged ‘Rationing’

NHS cash crisis in Kent halts non-urgent surgery for 1,700 patients until April

An NHS body has run so short of money that it has banned patients in its area from having non-urgent surgery for up to 102 days in an unprecedented move th...

GP surgery in trouble over treatment avoidance

A GP surgery in the West Country has been accused of a trying to deny basic treatments to patients by proposing that anyone suffering from back pain, menta...

Long-term solution needed to NHS rationing

Waiting for an operation is often a very stressful and worrying time for patients. For this, as well as clear medical reasons, nobody should have to wait ...

Pressures on nurses force them to ration care

Most ward nurses say they are forced to ration care, and not do or complete certain aspects of it - including adequate monitoring of patients - because the...

Cut NHS demand rather than ration, MPs say

Savings in the NHS are in danger of being achieved by rationing rather than through reducing the demand for health services, a Parliamentary committee warn...

Concern over cataract surgery rationing

A royal college has reiterated its concerns over the continued rationing of cataract surgery after the NHS medical director told MPs that half of PCTs are ...

NHS rationing is putting health at risk, says BMA

The NHS is putting patients' health at risk by denying them drugs and operations because of growing rationing being imposed to save money, the new leader o...

“Funding weight loss surgery not palliative care”

A bariatric surgeon has suggested that it might be better to spend NHS funds on surgery for obese patients than on palliative care for the terminally ill. ...

Rationing of treatment intensifies across NHS

Access to NHS care, including knee and hip operations, is being restricted, data from trusts in England suggests. The evidence - gathered under the Free...

Many NHS trusts “rationing cataract surgery”

A growing number of areas are placing restrictions on access to eye surgery, figures obtained by campaigners show. The Royal National Institute of Blind...

Patients suffer under NHS rationing, say GPs

Creeping rationing of NHS care in England is making patients suffer unnecessarily, doctors are warning. People needing knee and hip replacements are hav...