Restrictions on elective procedures in Leeds, please read and help

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o NHS ENGLAND’S PLAN TO cut 17 ELECTIVE PROCEDURES
And slash £200m SPENDING IN 2018/19
What you need to do:
1. Get hold of the Consultation Document online at https://bit.ly/ 2LNAWJo
2. Respond to the Consultation online at https://bit.ly/2uNYQOg and reject the plans to restrict 17 elective treatments (such as Grommets for glue ear in children, Tonsillectomy for recurrent tonsillitis, Carpal tunnel and Dupuytren’s contracture release etc), by saying
No to Questions 3, 4, 5, 7, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 AND:
6: Don’t select Yes OR No, Put “All treatments should be agreed between the patient and their doctor, based on clinical need and authoritative evidence”.
8: Put: “The impact would be that patients who can afford it, would go private for operations that the NHS no longer funds. People who can’t would be left to suffer.”
9: Don’t select any option. Put same answer as to question 6.
10: Don’t select Yes OR No
11: Put “The e-referral system is already being aligned with the new programme. So why are you pretending to consult on it?”
12: Don’t select Yes OR No. Put, “Most practitioners already utilise evidence based guidelines such as NICE in order to make decisions and guide practice.”
13: No, Put “I do not agree with your proposals. The current referral process is much better than what you are proposing. It lets GPs refer patients to specialists when they feel they need help in making a diagnosis, or delivering effective treatment. And it allows specialists and patients to discuss the best options for that individual.”
15: No, put “ Punitive financial measures compromise the relationship between clinicians and patients.”
19: No, put “You are turning established guidelines for referral and treatment into mandatory protocols and interfering with the referral process in order to enforce non- payment of elective treatments.”

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