Appalling and shameful: Huddersfield and Cumbria Trusts in disgrace..

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’ 
  • Image result for in disgrace cartoon


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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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