NHS Reforms: BMA Chief Dr Mark Porter Claims Patients ‘At Risk’

The new leader of Britain’s doctors has told The Guardian that the health of NHS patients is being put at risk because they are being denied access to operations and drugs.

Dr Mark Porter, the British Medical Association’s recently elected chair of council, said the rationing of some treatments meant the NHS could no longer be considered a“comprehensive service”.

The BMA chairman said that local restrictions on the NHS would become increasingly widespread as the financial squeeze on the health service intensified.

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