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Coronavirus in Scotland: Doctors fear damage to routine NHS treatments


Nearly half of doctors are anxious about how the NHS would cope with a second waveHundreds of doctors fear routine medical care for patients in hospital has deteriorated “significantly” during the pandemic, a survey has revealed. A poll of 910 medics in Scotland found that more than half are worried about the quality of treatment for non-Covid patients, with almost a third insisting it has worsened “significantly”. More than half also said they believed their department would struggle to cope with patient numbers when normal services resume. The findings of the British Medical Association poll came as research suggested referrals for cases of suspected cancer have dropped by 16,000 in Scotland during the ten weeks of lockdown. Marion O’Neill, head of external affairs at Cancer Research UK in Scotland, which published the analysis, said that testing and some treatments had


Source: The Times June 01, 2020 23:03 UTC



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