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Britain's health service to reduce "unnecessary" treatments



On Monday, June 30, 2018, people in central London are demonstrating on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the National Health Service (NHS). Several unions and interested groups gathered on Saturday to celebrate the founding of the NHS and demand better funding for the UK Health Service. (John Stillwell / PA via AP)

Britain's National Health Service has proposed to reduce surgeries such as breast reduction and anti-snoring treatments to save money and reduce "unnecessary or risky" process. "

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

Tonsil removal and procedures for carpal tunnel, hemorrhoids and varicose veins will be considered or reduced by 17 treatments.

The announcement came as demonstrators arrived in London on Saturday for the 70th anniversary of the The NHS marched and demanded an end to cuts under the Conservative government.

Protesters wore placards and banners saying "Together stand for the NHS" and "NHS SOS" as they flocked to parliament.

Valerie Bossman-Quarshie She said she wanted to give the NHS "a really good mood" when she raised a birthday card

"They were there for me when I was ill, and I just want to be there for them," she said.

Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn urged the protesters to have the "absolute determination that we defend our national health service to the end of the world and beyond."


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