This exposes inappropriate and immoral rationing. If true, it is appalling and shameful: Huddersfield and Cumbria Trusts are in disgrace..
Sophie Borland and Rosie Taylor report 17th April for the Mail: GPs ‘bribed’ to NOT send patients for cancer tests: NHS pays millions for rationing hip ops, heart checks and even tumour scans
- GPs are being paid millions to not refer patients for a variety of important tests
- In a bid to reduce patient numbers doctors are being deterred from referals
- The incentives mostly cover non-urgent referrals but some include cancer tests
- Patient groups have deemed the payments ‘profoundly wrong’