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Royal College of Nursing warning on NHS crisis

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Commenting on the Royal College of Nursing warning that the NHS is heading for crisis point with 56,058 NHS positions across the UK due to be cut, Debbie Kleiner-Gaines from the Association of Medical Insurance Intermediaries says, “There are already real concerns over growing NHS waiting lists with some hospitals delaying non-life threatening surgery to save money, but when you hear the nurses highlight the severe cut in frontline nursing jobs this will not only have a further worsening impact on those waiting lists but potentially the quality of patient care as a whole.”

 

She adds, “For those thinking private healthcare would now be a preferable option if and when they need treatment rather than the NHS, private health insurance could be a consideration."

Private medical insurance news: 30 November 2011