Barriers to hospital treatment creating 'two-tier' NHS, GPs warn

Long waits for hospital treatment linked to the growing NHS backlog and a rise in rejected GP referrals are creating a 'two-tier' NHS as GPs face growing demands for private referrals, a doctors' group has warned.

by Nick Bostock
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NHS referral concerns (Photo: Universal Images Group/Getty Images)

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