Thursday, 22 June 2017

Cheshire cancer patients 'could die sooner' if NHS cuts are forced through

Cheshire cancer patients 'could die sooner' if NHS cuts are forced through Cost-cutting plans could see waiting times shoot up and risk patients’ chance of survival, doctors and charities warn

Cancer patients in Cheshire could die sooner because they will end up waiting longer for urgent hospital treatment if NHS regulators push through controversial cost-cutting plans, it has been claimed.

Doctors and cancer charities have criticised recommendations by NHS England and NHS Improvement that hospitals in the county cut the amount of endoscopies – internal examinations used to diagnose illness – they undertake by 25%. Continue reading... The Guardian

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