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Dealing with a patient angry about rationing


Not sure this article really helps anyone - the patient can moan at the CCGs or their MP, the gp is not a punchbag for others decisions and I wouldn’t tolerate it. On the vasectomy issue - what a stupid thing to limit access to, it won’t save any money as you’ll still have to pay for contraception for the couple - so as above 1 vasectomy £150 forever = only 6 yrs nexplanon = 1-2 yrs of the contraceptive pill. Plus all the hormonal side effects that come with female contraception. Then if the couple have an unwanted pregnancy from this denied vasectomy the costs will skyrocket. Is this actually a thing that CCGs are denying vasectomies? Are they run by idiots?

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04 Nov 2017

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