Tories give a “patient's guarantee”BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7216.1024a (Published 16 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1024
- Linda Beecham
The United Kingdom's Conservative party has given a “patient's guarantee” in its statement of policy principles, which was launched at its annual conference last week.
All NHS patients will be given a guaranteed waiting time based on their need for treatment. It will be up to the patient's doctor to decide the need, and if the treatment cannot be provided …