30 Jun 2018

NHS to cut some routine procedures

NHS England says a hundred thousand “unneccessary procedures” a year could be cut back – to save money and minimise patient risk. Operations like breast reductions, tonsil removal and varicose vein treatment will only take place where there is good reason, as health chiefs said in most cases – alternative options work just as well. They’re hoping to save around £200 million a year – if the plans are approved. The proposals come on the day that thousands of people marched through London to celebrate 70 years of the NHS.