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UKIP wants to charge NHS patients to skip waiting times

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has endorsed an article by the party’s health spokesperson which calls for people to be allowed to pay to skip A&E waiting times.

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Saving Lewisham hospital – saving the NHS

Last week I visited my GP surgery. After a much more protracted wait than any prior visit, I was given a homily about the state of the NHS, advised that it might be easier to seek a scan (already advised by another practitioner) through a private route.

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Jeremy Hunt’s Catherine Wheel of spin

“That is the most extraordinary speech I have heard from a secretary of state for Health in all my years in this House – this is the first speech in which a secretary of state has claimed he is not responsible for anything.”

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A&E waiting times at 9-year high

The number of patients having to wait more than four hours in A&E has reached its highest level in nine years.

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Increase in A&E waiting times in Scotland

New figures reveal that almost 10% of Scottish patients have been made to wait longer than the four hour target to be seen in Accident and Emergency Departments.

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