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Press Statements from July 2018


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RCSEd Response to Increase in Denials for Knee and Hip Surgery

An investigation by the BMJ has found that patients are being denied knee and hip surgery on the NHS.

An investigation by the BMJ has found that patients are being denied knee and hip surgery on the NHS. In 2017-18, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) turned down 1675 individual funding requests. This was an increase of 45% from 2016-17. Typically, individual funding requests have been used to limit particular procedures such as cosmetic and ferti…


Message from RCSEd President, Mike Lavelle-Jones, regarding NHS England’s Evidence Based Interventions Consultation

The announcement by the new Medical Director of NHS England, Stephen Powis, regarding Evidence Based Interventions has caused considerable concern within our membership, particularly the likelihood of limited commissioning of certain ENT and hand surgery procedures. At an Academy of Medical Royal Colleges meeting that I attended earlier this week…


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