Patients left in agony as NHS hip operations axed after savage Tory cuts

Thousands of patients are being left in agonising pain due to savage NHS cuts , a shock report reveals.

NHS rationing has led to soaring numbers being denied hip operations because they are not deemed to be suffering the highest levels of discomfort, the King’s Fund think-tank says.

And dying patients are left on their own without pain relief for up to eight hours after community nursing cuts.

The report also predicts a rise in sexually transmitted diseases, resulting from cash-starved sexual health services.

British Medical Association council chair, Dr Mark Porter, said:

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