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  • NHS provokes fury with indefinite surgery ban for smokers and obese

    10/20/2017 3:28:51 PM PDT · by Duke C. · 49 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10/17/2017 | Laura Donnelley
    The NHS will ban patients from surgery indefinitely unless they lose weight or quit smoking, under controversial plans drawn up in Hertfordshire. The restrictions - thought to be the most extreme yet to be introduced by health services - immediately came under attack from the Royal College of Surgeons.
  • NHS bans surgeries for smokers, obese people

    10/18/2017 8:34:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/18/2017 | Rick Moran
    The British National Health Service (NHS) has provoked a firestorm by temporarily banning surgeries on people who smoke, and those who are obese. Patients who smoke must quit for at least 8 weeks before non-urgent surgery and obese people must lose weight before the NHS gives the go ahead. The Telegraph: In recent years, a number of areas have introduced delays for such patients - with some told operations will be put back for months, during which time they are expected to try to lose weight or stop smoking. But the new rules, drawn up by clinical commissioning groups (CCGs)...
  • NHS provokes fury with indefinite surgery ban for smokers and obese

    10/18/2017 6:48:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 89 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | October 17, 2017 | Laura Donnelly
    The NHS will ban patients from surgery indefinitely unless they lose weight or quit smoking, under controversial plans drawn up in Hertfordshire. The restrictions - thought to be the most extreme yet to be introduced by health services - immediately came under attack from the Royal College of Surgeons.
  • NHS provokes fury with indefinite surgery ban for smokers and obese (socialized medicine)

    10/18/2017 6:37:13 AM PDT · by NRx · 80 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10-18-2017 | Laura Donnelly
    The NHS will ban patients from surgery indefinitely unless they lose weight or quit smoking, under controversial plans drawn up in Hertfordshire. The restrictions - thought to be the most extreme yet to be introduced by health services - immediately came under attack from the Royal College of Surgeons. Its vice president called for an “urgent rethink” of policies which he said were “discriminatory” and went against the fundamental principles of the NHS. In recent years, a number of areas have introduced delays for such patients - with some told operations will be put back for months, during which time...
  • Canada weighs paying doctors a premium for euthanasia (The slippery slope is real)

    08/07/2017 10:27:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/07/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    The slippery slope is real.  Once the state gets in the business of killing off its citizens via euthanasia, the brutal logic of economics works its way through the system.  In Canada, which legalized euthanasia just over a year ago, one of the most important forums for political discussion, Maclean's Magazine, published an article arguing that doctors ought to be paid a premium for killing off euthanizing terminal patients. And of course, it was all so reasonable in tone.  It really is a lot of work for the doctors, you see. Most providers need to meet with their patient a couple times...
  • 100,000 terminally ill patients denied hospice care [single payer]

    08/02/2017 6:35:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    SKY News ^ | August 2, 2017 | By Paul Kelso
    One in four terminally ill people who need expert end-of-life care are not receiving it because of funding pressures, the hospice movement has told Sky News. Hospice UK said as many as 118,000 people in the UK with terminal or life-limiting conditions are not able to access palliative care from its members. On average, hospices most of which are charities, receive just one-third of their funding from the NHS and rely on donations, shops, bequests and investments for the rest. Hospice UK said two-thirds of hospices had their NHS funding cut or frozen last year. It argues that with more...
  • GPs 'bribed' to NOT send patients for cancer tests: NHS pays millions for rationing hip ops…[UK]

    04/16/2017 8:43:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 20:08 EDT, 16 April 2017 | Sophie Borland and Rosie Taylor
    GPs are being paid millions by the NHS to ration referrals for operations, scans and even cancer tests, an investigation reveals today. Family doctors are being offered the financial incentives in a bid to slash the number of patients they send to hospital for a variety of procedures. The incentives mostly cover non-urgent referrals for hip and knee replacements, cataract surgery, hearing tests and abdomen scans. But two health trusts have included urgent cancer scans in their schemes, and another two covered heart tests. Patient groups said the payments were ‘profoundly wrong’, while one MP likened them to ‘bribes’. Doctors’...
  • Number of urgent operations cancelled in England hits record high

    12/24/2016 9:51:29 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 12 replies
    the Guardian (UK) ^ | December 24, 2016 | Toby Helm
    The number of NHS patients in England who had urgent operations cancelled hit record numbers in November, soaring to almost double the level a year ago, according to government data.
  • NHS chiefs warn that hospitals in England are on the brink of collapse

    09/11/2016 11:49:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/11/16 | Denis Campbell
    The body that represents hospitals across England has issued a startling warning that the NHS is close to breaking point because of its escalating cash crisis. Years of underfunding have left the service facing such “impossible” demands that without urgent extra investment in November’s autumn statement it will have to cut staff, bring in charges or introduce “draconian rationing” of treatment – all options that will provoke public disquiet, it says. NHS 'in perpetual winter of Narnia' as waiting list reaches record 3.9m Read more In an unprecedentedly bleak assessment of the NHS’s own health, NHS Providers, which speaks for...
  • Hospitals in England are on the brink of collapse, warn NHS chiefs (socialized medicine)

    09/10/2016 3:18:33 PM PDT · by NRx · 33 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 09-10-2016 | Denis Campbell
    The body that represents hospitals across England has issued a startling warning that the NHS is close to breaking point because of its escalating cash crisis. Years of underfunding have left the service facing such “impossible” demands that without urgent extra investment in November’s autumn statement it will have to cut staff, bring in charges or introduce “draconian rationing” of treatment – all options that will provoke public disquiet, it says. n an unprecedentedly bleak assessment of the NHS’s own health, NHS Providers, which speaks for hospital trust chairs and chief executives, tells ministers that widespread breaches of performance targets,...
  • Obese patients and smokers banned from routine surgery in ´most severe ever´ rationing in the NHS

    09/04/2016 8:39:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 9/4/16 | Henry Bodkin
    Obese people will be routinely refused operations across the NHS, health service bosses have warned, after one authority said it would limit procedures on an unprecedented scale. Hospital leaders in North Yorkshire said that patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above – as well as smokers – will be barred from most surgery for up to a year amid increasingly desperate measures to plug a funding black hole. The restrictions will apply to standard hip and knee operations. The decision, described by the Royal College of Surgeons as the “most severe the modern NHS has ever...
  • Obese patients and smokers banned from routine surgery in 'most severe ever' rationing in the NHS

    09/03/2016 9:39:13 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 115 replies
    Obese people will be routinely refused operations across the NHS, health service bosses have warned, after one authority said it would limit procedures on an unprecedented scale. Hospital leaders in North Yorkshire said that patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above – as well as smokers – will be barred from most surgery for up to a year amid increasingly desperate measures to plug a funding black hole. The restrictions will apply to standard hip and knee operations.
  • NHS crisis plan to cancel operations and appointments as winter draws in

    08/22/2016 7:15:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 8/22/16 | Laura Donnelly and Henry Bodkin
    Hospitals are to cancel thousands of operations and appointments in a desperate bid to stop the NHS "buckling" this winter, under Government plans. Health officials are drawing up contingency measures to attempt to safeguard emergency care by diverting senior doctors from operating theatres into wards and Accident & Emergency departments as winter sets in. The national plan, detailed in evidence to the Commons health select committee, comes amid concern that the NHS is already in the grip of the worst bed-blocking crisis on record. Last night, Britain’s most senior A&E doctor said hospitals were under such strain that a bad...
  • 10 Myths About Canadian Health Care, Busted

    04/28/2016 4:37:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    PNHP ^ | Sara Robinson
    Conservatives are rumbling around the talk show circuit bellowing about the socialist threat to the (literal) American body politic. And, as usual, Canada is once again getting dragged into the fracas, shoved around by both sides as either an exemplar or a warning — and, along the way, getting coated with the obfuscating dust of so many willful misconceptions that the actual facts about How Canada Does It are completely lost in the melee. I’m both a health-care-card-carrying Canadian resident and an uninsured American citizen who regularly sees doctors on both sides of the border. As such, I’m in a...
  • Former NHS director dies after operation is cancelled four times at her own hospital

    04/04/2016 1:23:40 AM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 40 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 06:32 EST, 31 March 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A former NHS director died after waiting for nine months for an operation - at her own hospital. Margaret Hutchon, a former mayor, had been waiting since last June for a follow-up stomach operation at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex. But her appointments to go under the knife were cancelled four times and she barely regained consciousness after finally having surgery. Her devastated husband, Jim, is now demanding answers from Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust - the organisation where his wife had served as a non-executive member of the board of directors.
  • NHS faces biggest financial crisis 'in a generation'

    10/10/2015 11:00:20 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 15 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | 9/10/15 | Laura Donnelly
    NHS trusts in England have racked up a deficit approaching Ł1 billion in the first three months of the financial year - the worst financial position "in a generation," regulators have said. The figure is more than the Ł820 million overspend for the entire previous year. They said the “staggering” figures would result in widespread cutbacks to services, with lengthening waiting times and increased rationing of care.
  • California Assembly approves right-to-die legislation (doctor assisted suicide)

    09/09/2015 1:00:54 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 9, 2015 | Patrick McGreevy
    The state Assembly on Wednesday approved a measure that would allow California physicians to prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients, sending the proposal to the Senate, which had previously approved a similar bill. Modeled on a law in Oregon, the measure by Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) sparked an emotional debate, with many Republicans saying that it is immoral to assist in a suicide, but with supporters arguing that terminally ill Californians should have a choice to die peacefully without pain. [Snip] Opponents of the bill, including the Catholic Church and advocates for the disabled, voiced concern that the...
  • Québec government calls for falsification of death certificates in cases of euthanasia

    A recent decision by the Québec government to authorize fraudulent death certificates that hide the true cause of death in cases of euthanasia represents a serious threat to transparency and accountability in the application of the Québec euthanasia regime. Acts of euthanasia carried out pursuant to Québec law are public acts funded by the state and carried out by state actors. The notion that doctors should be permitted to falsify death certificates so as to hide the true cause of death in cases of euthanasia is a troubling affront to medical ethics, transparency and accountability, says Toronto Health and Constitutional...
  • 307,000 veterans may have died awaiting Veterans Affairs health care, report says

    09/04/2015 6:48:03 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | September 3, 2015
    Hundreds of thousands of veterans listed in the Department of Veterans Affairs enrollment system died before their applications for care were processed, according to a report issued Wednesday
  • Quebec issues death kits to doctors as it ramps up euthanasia program

    09/02/2015 12:01:20 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 36 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/2/15 | Steve Weatherbe
    QUEBEC, September 2, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Quebec’s professional body regulating doctors, the College des Medecins, has published a how-to manual for doctors wanting to euthanize their patients, along with contents of a death kit to be issued them by pharmacists. These follow closely on the provincial government’s release of draft regulations for doctors, which defenders of the disabled have quickly condemned as inadequate. “This is sensational,” Amy Hasbrouck of Not Dead Yet, a disabled persons’ rights group opposed to euthanasia, told LifeSiteNews, adding that the Quebec College des Medecins (QCM) has finally got down to grim details. “You can call...