Re: Nearly 1700 requests for knee and hip surgery were rejected in England last year - by CCGs.
So, the Clinical Commissioning Groups ration certain procedures to cut costs to the NHS?
A patient, immobile and in pain, sits at home consuming paracetamol or something stronger.
Might become depressed. Then more medicines, prescribed ones, from the NHS.
More burden on friends, relatives, on their earning capacity.
Could the BMJ please investigate how much money is spent on running these modern quangoes or sub-quangoes.
Could someone tell me how many weeks a CCG may take before replying to a patient’s letter?
How do DOCTORS justify participating in these committees?
Competing interests: A bias against anyone or anybody intruding in to the relationship between a patient and the doctort