Yet another horror story from Britishland’s NHS:
The absurdity is part of the recent NHS drive to limit the number of pricey, unnecessary operations.
GPs must apply to a body of health chiefs – called the Procedures of Limited Clinical Effectiveness panel, or PoLCE – before they can refer patients for certain procedures.
But what began as a sensible process to stop people getting breast enhancements and eyelifts on the NHS has snowballed into a deliberate ploy to deny genuine patients essential treatment.
It seems a the NHS is doing everything it can to stop doctors giving treatment that we know works.
Why are these opaque and unelected assholes doing this? Here’s all you need to know:
Another local authority approved just 46 of the 1,162 hernia operations requested last year, according to NHS figures.
You don’t have to be a cost accountant to see the savings involved in denying over eleven hundred surgeries per annum — and that’s just for hernias. Apply this ratio to all the other types of medical procedures, and the “savings” would add up to billions.
And screw the pain-wracked patients. They’re just an annoyance to government employees, and their problems are just a line in the budget.
Remember: whenever you’re faced with some tool who advocates “single-payer” medical care, kick them in the ass. Hard. Wear boots.