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Britain's health service to reduce "unnecessary" treatments



UK health service to reduce "unnecessary" treatments



30. June 2018
Updated: 30 June 2018 8:51


LONDON (AP) – Britain's National Health Service has proposed to restrict breast reduction surgery and anti-snoring treatments as part of plans to save money and unnecessary or surgeries risky procedures ".

National Medical Director Stephen Powis said the health agency could save an estimated £ 200 million ($ 264 million) a year by streamlining the criteria for treatments where the risks outweigh the benefits.

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7 contemplated treatments to be stopped or reduced includes the removal of tonsils and procedures for carpal tunnel, hemorrhoids and varicose veins. The authorities will discuss the proposals next week.

The announcement came as thousands are expected to attend a demonstration in London on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS and demand an end to government budget cuts.

Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn will speak The Rally


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