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Latest press releases

  1. Thu

    NHS commissioning groups restricting weight loss surgery, surgeons warn – at a cost to patients and the public healthcare bill

    A freedom of information (FOI) request made to all NHS commissioning groups (CCGs) shows that several have adopted policies which attempt to ration weight loss surgery to the super-obese, and ignore official advice on who should be eligible for surgery.
  2. Tue

    Shocking 24% increase in tooth extractions performed on children aged 0-4 in last decade

    New analysis by the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons shows there been a 24% rise in the number of tooth extractions performed on 0-4 year olds in hospitals in England over the last decade.
  3. Tue

    New report shows fall in hip replacements due to rationing

    A new report by the King’s Fund has found that the number of hip replacements conducted by the NHS has gone down despite an increasing older population. National data for 2015/16 shows there has been a one per cent decrease in hip replacement activity compared to the previous year.

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