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money for compensation

NHS trusts are delaying non-urgent operations – for the simple reason that this cuts waiting lists because patients either die whilst waiting or choose to pay for the operation to be done privately.
This callous attempt to save money sees NHS managers deliberately causing delays of up to four months in the hope that they’ll ‘remove themselves from the waiting list’ in one way or the other.
In an official report by the independent watchdog, Co-operation and Competition Panel (CCP), who advises the NHS, it has been shown that NHS trust managers …

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nhs staff

From April 2012, NHS patients in England will have more choice about where they can go for treatment.
In effect, this means that once a patient has been referred from the relevant first port of call – in most instances this will be their GP – they will be able to make a choice about where they will be treated, and by whom.  Providers will have to be qualified, registered and licensed to provide their particular service, and will have to have agreed to accept current NHS fees.  The choices open …

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houses of parliament

Labour has condemned the NHS reforms process as “rushed and reckless,” as the coalition decide not to allow full scrutiny of the reform amendments.
Shadow health secretary John Healey said, “The way David Cameron’s government is dealing with the NHS and parliament is a disgrace,” before adding, “NHS patients and staff have seen a wasted year of chaos, confusion and incompetence. It’s clear today this will continue, with the NHS set to be deeply mired in more centralisation, more complex bureaucracy and more wasted cost in the years to come.”
It was …

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An undercover investigation by Channel 4′s dispatches has revealed that NHS patients are being ripped off by dentists under the banding payment system. The current three tier system means that patients should not pay more than £204 for complex treatment that is necessary to keep the mouth healthy. Patients who require one, should also be offered a scale and polish under the lowest price band. Department of Health guidelines state that, “If your dentist says that you need a particular type of treatment, you should not be asked to pay …