Save our NHS services - Healey

WENTWORTH and Dearne MP John Healey has supported a Bill to end postcode rationing of treatment for NHS patients.

The National Health Service (Right to Treatment) Bill seeks to: ensure that any medical treatment prescribed by a doctor will be provided by the NHS unless the Secretary of State for Health, or his advisers at the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, say not, establish a national register of all cases where treatment is refused, and give patients who are denied treatment a right of appeal.

Mr Healey said: “The NHS is our national health service and access should be equal no matter where you live. The Government are making a ‘postcode lottery’ in NHS treatments more widespread.