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Thu19Jul2018The BMJ has found an increasing number of patients seeking knee or hip surgery are finding they can’t have their operation on the NHS. Nearly 1,700 requests were rejected last year, a 45% increase from 2016-17.
Tue17Jul2018Thousands of predominately-male patients are being made to suffer in pain and, in rare cases, are at risk of death due to the NHS restricting access to groin (inguinal) hernia operations. In a report published today , the Royal College of Surgeons and the British Hernia Society have found that 57% of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are denying patients quick access to the procedure. This is despite the fact that the only curative treatment for patients with a groin hernia is surgery.
Thu12Jul2018Critical care services in Wales are to receive a new annual £15 million fund, the Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has announced today (12 July). The Royal College of Surgeons welcomes the announcement and hope the Welsh Government will now move at pace, so that patients quickly feel the benefit of the extra funding.