Patients in the UK Left to Pay For the Their Own Treatment

Socialism: It’s to die for.

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This isn’t supposed to happen in the UK, but it seems that NHS has “run out of other people’s money.?‘The money has run out’ – health bosses’ admission as hip and knee patients denied NHS operations.

The rules are set so that doctors have to make an “exceptional funding request” to get hip or knee replacements for patients. But that has run into budgetary constraints.

The new study shows that while some local areas are rejecting around 18 per cent of hip and knee requests, others reject nearly all.

There is much hand-wringing on the part of various doctors, but the effectiveness of the operations isn’t the issue.

Julie Wood, chief executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners, the membership organisation for local health bodies, said: “The money has in effect run out, and CCGs have got to find ways of delivering greater efficiencies. [See the link for…

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