Useless back pain jab costs NHS £40m a year

Tens of thousands of patients every year are being given a useless back pain injection, costing the NHS almost £40 million despite doctors being told to stop using it, The Times can reveal.

Health service bosses promised yesterday to crack down on pointless treatment for back pain, with senior surgeons estimating that needless surgery, scans and injections waste up to £180 million a year.

This article is in PDF form, to continue reading it, click here.

Article date: April 9th, 2018.