HSJ implies Managers and Directors are now at odds with Politicians over rationing..

t seems that systematic rationing might become acceptable to managers (who run the HSJ). The Health Service Journal headline 10th March: “Exclusive: NHS England warns CCGs over ‘arbitrary rationing’” implies that whilst it is random rationing is not acceptable. What about systematic rationing? Are NHS England open to overt rationing yet? More importantly, are our politicians willing to say what will not be covered systematically (Nationally), and what would be acceptable locality rationing. This article is of interest to us all, but is only available if you subscribe… It implies that Managers and Directors are now at odds with Politicians over rationing..

NHS England has issued a warning to commissioning groups accusing some of “rationing” surgery using “arbitrary cut offs”, amid growing concern about the issue, HSJ can reveal.




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About Roger Burns - retired GP

I am a retired GP and medical educator. I have supported patient participation throughout my career, and my practice, St Thomas; Surgery, has had a longstanding and active Patient Participation Group (PPG). I support the idea of Community Health Councils, although I feel they should be funded at arms length from government. I have taught GP trainees for 30 years, and been a Programme Director for GP training in Pembrokeshire 20 years. I served on the Pembrokeshire LHG and LHB for a total of 10 years. I completed an MBA in 1996, and I along with most others, never had an exit interview from any job in the NHS! I completed an MBA in 1996, and was a runner up for the Adam Smith prize for economy and efficiency in government in that year. This was owing to a suggestion (St Thomas' Mutual) that practices had incentives for saving by being allowed to buy rationed out services in the following year.

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