NHS Bosses Face Sack For ‘Scandalous Rationing’ Of Treatment

Source: Huffington Post

NHS hospitals are to be banned from cutting costs by setting minimum waiting times and rationing certain treatments following a damning expose of “scandalous” practices, the Government announced.

An investigation earlier this year found waiting times were being deliberately extended in some areas so that patients would go private or die before they were seen to slash costs.

The study by the the Co-operation and Competition Panel (CCP), commissioned by ministers, also uncovered arbitrary spending caps that meant patients were denied treatments such hip replacements and cataract removals.

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