Rationing in the recent news. Obscene denial of the truth by politicians…There’s a painful list of conditions we are no longer treating on the NHS

A search for “News Items” related to Health Services rationing in the last 6 months reveals a number of clear cases of covert rationing which are not accepted as such by politicians and managers and administrators. They call them restrictions or prioritisations – but its the same as food during the war. The denial to see and describe from their voters perspective is obscene. If veracity is a virtue, then politicians have none:

Little boy reaching for top shelf of rationed food

The Guardian 7th April There’s a painful list of conditions we are no longer treating on the NHS  and 24th April 2015: Rationing care is a fact of life for the NHS

The Independent 13th May 2015: Vasectomies being given the snip as GPs in Essex told they must ration number of procedures

GPonline 10th June 2015: Exclusive: Obese patients denied surgery by NHS rationing

The Edinburgh Evening news 11th June 2015: Horrified carers slam ‘rationing‘ amid funding crisis  and the Daily Mail on the same day: Prostate cancer patients to be denied drug enzalutamide which stops disease spread

The Local Government Chronicle 18th June 2015: Hearing aid rationing plan gets council green light

The Guardian 20th July 2015: Rationing of weight management services undermines health efforts

The World Socialist Website 27th August 2015: NHS hospitals face massive deficits and demands for further cuts

The Telegraph 4th September 2015: Thousands of cancer patients to be denied treatment

The Local Government Chronicle on 7th September 2015: Nearly a third of CCGs consider rationing services

The Grimsby Telegraph 8th September 2015: 17 cancer drugs to be withdrawn for patients by NHS

From the USA – The Hartland Institute 4th June 2015: Obamacare’s Muse: The UK’s NHS and The Tyler morning Telegraph (US Republican) 9th September 2015 British NHS shows the future of ACA ( Affordable Care Act) – When supply is limited but prices are fixed, there’s only one way to deal with high demand – rationing……

The Mail 17th September 2015: Cancer drugs fund ‘is not sustainable’ after exceeding its budget by 50% – a short-term basis which are awaiting approval by the NHS rationing body … ‘However, at a time of increased pressures on NHS funding, the Cancer 

The Express on 22nd September:Non-invasive liver damage test gets NHS approval – THE NHS has begun rationing hearing aids in the push to find £22billion in so-called ‘efficiency savings’ even though experts and charities warn the …

WebMDBoots report 29th September 2015: Rationing body ‘yes’ to leukaemia drug and 23rd September Non-invasive liver damage test gets NHS approval

Pulse 1st October: More NHS services will be ‘rationed‘ under ministers’ plans

Government plans for NHS ‘efficiency savings’ cannot be delivered without rationing of services, Labour’s new shadow health secretary has warned.

The Daily Update 2nd October 2015: The NHS Is Set to ‘Ration’ Hearing Aids – Yet 4 Million Could Benefit from Them: Hidden Hearing

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  1. Pingback: Sir Hughes-Hallet proposes “Healthforce” – an army of volunteers to “stop NHS sinking”. It might work in Wales, but rationing overtly still has to be part of the package. | NHS reality. An NHS soapbox. Speakers' corner f

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