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Shorter waits for new patients at VA than in private sector, U.S. study finds

(Reuters Health) – In many cases, veterans get a first appointment at VA hospitals quicker than the general public gets first appointments with health care providers, government researchers report. The researchers, all from the VA, compared wait times there for new patients to those for new patients in the private sector as determined by an… Read More »

Plymouth hospital in 'pioneering' deal with private health company

A row has broken out over a deal which will see NHS surgeons carrying out operations in a private hospital. It covers all non-urgent orthopaedic surgery at Derriford Hospital, part of University Hospitals Plymouth Trust. A spokesperson for the trust said it was an “innovative” and “pioneering” partnership which would reduce waiting times for patients.… Read More »