You still want a single-payer system? Think again:
Patients are being denied appointments with consultants in a systematic attempt to ration care and save the NHS money, The Times has learnt.
Leaked documents passed to The Times show that while ministers promise patients choice, a series of barriers are being erected limiting GPs’ rights to refer people to consultants . . .
. . . Consultant-to-consultant referrals are also being limited, in many cases denying patients a second opinion.