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Fund Orthopaedic Prosthetics For Patients Paying for Surgery

Submitted by Suzanne Redmond on Thursday 10th November 2022

Published on Monday 14th November 2022

Current status: Open

Open until: Sunday 14th May 2023

Current Signatures: 144
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Fund Orthopaedic Prosthetics For Patients Paying for Surgery

Petition Details

Due to NHS waiting lists many are opting for private surgery at home or abroad. Prior to Brexit some or all of these costs were rebated depending on circumstances. Currently no financial assistance is available.The price of the prosthetic should be refunded to patients removed from the waiting list.

Additional Information

Many people are in pain for unacceptable lengths of time. As a consequence depression sets in and long term medication is required. As a result this causes additional strain on GPs,Physiotherapists and employers.By providing a financial incentive many more people may feel they can opt for private surgery.Surely partly refunding treatment private patients would have received on a fully functioning NHS is a fair request, given they are helping to reduce the list and they have paid into the system.


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