NHS patients face longer journeys for treatment in ‘radical idea’ to slash backlog

nhs patients face longer journeys for treatment in radical idea to slash backlog

Sumary of NHS patients face longer journeys for treatment in ‘radical idea’ to slash backlog:

  • NHS Providers boss Chris Hopson said people could be sent to neighbouring hospitals but stressed it would not mean travelling from “Durham to Dunstable”.
  • Mr Hopson said: “There is a moral obligation on trusts and their leaders to make sure that they do everything they can, no stone unturned, to get through those care backlogs.
  • ” On cutting outpatient appointments, Mr Hopson told Times Radio yesterday: “Our clinicians manage clinical risk and nobody is going, basically, to suggest to a patient who might have a risk, ‘Oh, no, we don’t need to see you, off you go’ and ‘Actually, we’ll only see you if it turns into an emergency’.

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