Light bulbs hit by NHS cuts

February 2007
GP: General Practitioner;2/23/2007, p10
The article reports on the cost-cutting measures adopted by the British National Health Service (NHS). Service cuts, minimum waiting times and even removing light bulbs from corridors are just a few of the NHS cost-cutting measures reported last week. GPC chairman Hamish Meldrum informed that he had recently heard that GPs in Yorkshire, England, had their referral options cut and hospitals were operating with minimum as well as maximum waiting times.


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