New NHS restrictions described as the “most punitive” yet

Hip and knee surgery only for those in severe pain

Patients will be barred from hip and knee replacement surgery unless they are in intense and persistent pain, under new NHS restrictions described as the “most punitive” yet.

Many of the GP-led groups responsible for deciding what treatments can be provided to patients in local areas have introduced tighter criteria for joint surgery in an attempt to save money.

However, surgeons said that the restrictions drawn up by Rotherham clinical commissioning group in South Yorkshire were unacceptable and urged it to withdraw the plans.

Read on… http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/hip-and-knee-surgery-only-for-those-in-severe-pain-pb6bkkmmc

Membership of Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group. – Note the GP members are private business contractors to the NHS, they do not work for the NHS but for themselves.

Read on… http://www.rotherhamccg.nhs.uk/about-us/governing-body.htm

The mechanism for the cuts: https://rotherhampolitics.wordpress.com/2017/02/14/all-sheffield-and-south-yorkshire-nhs-hospitals-under-review-to-find-unsustainable-services/

 

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6 Responses to New NHS restrictions described as the “most punitive” yet

  1. reg reader says:

    “However, surgeons said that the restrictions drawn up by Rotherham clinical commissioning group in South Yorkshire were unacceptable and urged it to withdraw the plans.”
    Not only unacceptable – quite disgraceful.

    • Beria 53 says:

      Then let the members of Rotherham CCG know of your disgust and complain directly to the GP’s involved in taking the decision. They both deserve a barrage of complaint.
      Also notice RMBC are observers on the CCG, maybe our supreme leader Read has something to say.

  2. Colin Tawn says:

    On another thread on this blog there is a debate about how the NHS could save money and when suggestions are put forward-unpalatable to some people-there is much gnashing of teeth.
    Let’s look at this through another door; If you eat foods with high fat and sugar contents and don’t exercise regularly you will gain weight. If as a result of your poor diet and lifestyle your knees or hips start to fail or no longer work properly why should the NHS bear the cost of your operation(s) before you accept your inability to walk unaided is self induced?
    Ask yourselves another related question: Why in recent years does there seem to have been an increase in the number of people under 50/60, who are mostly grossly overweight, who rely on mobility scooters to get around? Is there an epidemic of wobbly legs,fat bums and creaky hips?
    The NHS was not founded to cope with an increase in obesity and slobbish lifestyles, it was designed to provide medical services to those who need them. It is not nor should it be a national chain of medical centres overburdened with bureaucracy and compelled to give free medical aid to people who will not help themselves.
    The NHS needs to prioritise not compromise.

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