Plenty of pizzas, but a paucity of private care

Now let private doctors get back to doing their work and treating patients! That is the impassioned plea from their specialties’ national body as waiting lists mount and fears grow for the well-being of many thousands of patients whose diagnosis is delayed. The Federation of Independent Practitioner Organisations (FIPO) said: ‘Take-aways are […]...

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