The waiting list for hip, knee and other orthopaedic operations has risen by a quarter over the past eight years [Image: Peter Byrne/PA].

“Extra costs” are, of course, the intended purpose of this idea.

Either you spend a fortune having your hip operation done by a private company, or you cost the NHS a fortune in unnecessary further costs from delayed treatment and pain management.

Of course, the hidden bonus is the fact that the NHS often has to correct botched private operations – meaning the chances are anybody having a hip operation privately will have to have it corrected at even more expense to the NHS.

Patients needing a new hip will only be operated on if they are in so much pain they cannot sleep or carry out daily tasks under new NHS rationing plans.The Royal College of Surgeons said the restrictions were “alarming” and “arbitrary” – ignoring the extra costs from delaying treatment and prolonging pain.

Source: Hip operations only for those in so much pain they can’t sleep under new NHS rationing plans 

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