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Hancock vows to stamp out “absurd” rationing of some NHS services

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 28 February 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m804
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The health secretary Matt Hancock has vowed to stamp out what he described as the “absurd” and “unwarranted” postcode variations in access to certain clinical services on the NHS.

In a keynote speech at the Nuffield Summit 2020 setting out his future priorities for the system, Hancock said that one of two key goals for the NHS—alongside increasing healthy life expectancy—was …

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