As if it was not happening already! Trust Boards and Commissioners covertly ration services differently in different locations throughout the country.
The warning comes as all three main parties set out their priorities in a Sky News special report on the state of the NHS.
Patients face rationing of NHS care unless the next Government commits significantly more funding to the service, a leading health think-tank has told Sky News.
The King’s Fund says that after the deepest funding squeeze in health service history the NHS is “approaching a crisis” that will see patients suffer.
The warning comes as new research reveals 50% of NHS areas will have to delay or cancel spending to meet financial targets, and four in 10 are already planning to reduce the amount of treatment they carry out, including elective procedures such as hip replacements.
Meanwhile, health spokesmen for all three main parties have set out their priorities in a Sky News special report on the state of the NHS, the public service that voters consistently say they value above all others.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt defended the Government’s record but said a promise of more funding depended on Britain achieving a positive Brexit deal.