Wednesday, January 25, 2012

NHS lottery if you're fat or smoke

NHS lottery if you're fat or smoke - Telegraph:

But under these guidelines, they don’t even get to clap eyes on the patient, let alone assess them. What is really worrying is that this is contrary to National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) guidelines on treating, for example, arthritis. It clearly states that obesity should not be a barrier to referral for joint replacement surgery, and yet the CCG is doing precisely that.

You know Pat Nurse posted something not too long ago that fits right in with what I'm thinking right now .

And although I'm not in love with the addiction angle he paints a very different picture than the one the NHS is painting.

I love it when a doctor shows compassion and care for the people he treats.

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