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Is access to surgery a postcode lottery?

 

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Is access to surgery a postcode lottery?

This report warns that many CCGs are ignoring clinical evidence in their surgical commissioning policies, leading to some patients are facing long delays for surgical treatment.

The study investigated commissioning policies relating to four common surgical procedures carried out on the NHS and compared those policies to evidence-based guidance published by the Royal College of Surgeons, the surgical specialty associations and NICE.