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Hundreds of operations face axe to save £55m Concern as operations face axe June 12, 2011

The country’s largest health board, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GGC), proposes cutting back on “low health-gain” treatments and tests as it grapples with a £55 million deficit, sparking fears about a postcode lottery for patients.

The removal of tonsils, varicose veins and “minor” lumps are among the procedures it wants to scale back to save money.

But patients groups expressed grave concern at the move, saying it could mean people having to live with discomfort and serious health problems being missed.

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