Conflicting health policies
23 Nov 2006 - LP
The Telegraph reports that hopitals are advised not to treat patients "too promptly" as this is costing too much money. The "Choose and Book" system has allowed patients to book early appointments which means that hospitals might lose money by giving appointments to patients that have waited less than 8 weeks. The "Choose and Book" system was created to give patients a wide choice of hospitals and to be treated promptly. But by restiricting available appointments to save money the Labour government contradicts its health policies yet again.