Regarding NHS England, in the Independent yesterday:
‘Patients could again face blanket cancellations this winter as ministers refused to rule out emergency measures to address winter pressures in the underfunded NHS, MPs have warned. The Department of Health and Social Care gave no guarantees on the mass cancellation of non-urgent operations, such as hip surgery and cataracts, which occurred for the first time last year, a report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said.’
Regarding NHS Scotland, the TuS Research Team (TRUST) have devoted many hours to multifactorial analysis using one of those algorithm thingies but can find no sign of the Scottish NoMedia having the nerve to explicitly predict mass operation cancellations in Scotland this winter. Are they being advised by Jeremy ‘Chicken’ Corbyn?
So far, the evidence is not there with only 1.7% of operations in October cancelled due to lack of capacity.
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