The NHS services that East Sussex is going to see reduced

If you ever doubted that our NHS was being destroyed we can now see clear evidence of this as our CCGs start to debate and vote on increasing thresholds for NHS treatments.  We have also seen examples of proposals to ration services by cutting the numbers eligible for NHS treatment by excluding people who for example are obese or smokers.  I have already mentioned in this blog about how individuals from outside the EU are expected to pay upfront for NHS care if they become sick.  That is another example of healthcare rationing. East Sussex Healthcare Trust already has an annual deficit of around £49m.  Our Government has charged STP boards with making changes to absorb deficits.  Cuts are inevitable and it is hard to believe that the changes I am going to mention in this post will achieve the elimination of that deficit.  This is just the start of things to come …

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