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Mar 2018

Delays in surgery leaves NHS patients in ‘pain and discomfort’

The Royal College of Surgeons have said that thousands of NHS patients in England have been left in ‘pain and discomfort’ due to operations being postponed, with patients waiting for knee and hip surgery being the worst affected. Professor Derek Alderson, president of the Royal College of Surgeons, said that the operation delays were a…

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Jan 2017

‘Dangerous’ NHS treatment delays caused by referral centres

Doctors have warned that patients are facing ‘dangerous’ delays in NHS treatment due to a huge increase in referral management centres. The centres, which were introduced in 2003, were brought about in an attempt to reduce unnecessary hospital referrals and reduce NHS spending, and in the last decade, there has been a 10-fold increase in…

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