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No blanket operations ban

31st January 2012

An expert team, the Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention Right Care Team, has published its "emerging views" to prevent postcode lotteries in the NHS.

Andrew Lansley, the Health Secretary, said: "It is unacceptable for NHS bodies to deny patients the care they need or impose blanket bans on treatment. We have been clear that decisions about treatment for patients must be clinically justified and take the individual patient's needs into account. If a patient needs treatment then they should be able to receive it on the NHS although what is suitable for one patient may not be suitable for another with different medical or personal circumstances."

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