Thursday, July 21, 2005

Government Priorities

Got a problem? Don't call the A-team, get it featured on BBC Breakfast.

This morning's BBC Breakfast featured a woman selling her house to pay for a breast cancer drug, Herceptin, not available on the NHS.

9.43am BBC news website reports that Patricia Hewitt, Health Secretary has ordered a fast-track assessment of this drug which has shown great promise in treating the early stages of breast cancer.

3 comments:

Stevo in HCM said...

I read about this some time ago, my wife is fighting breast cancer right now so I feel I can vent a bit.
The reason this lady cannot get the drug on the NHS is that according to the government department which decides these things as she is not terminally ill she does not qualify, go figger that one out.

Snafu said...

Stevo, it's not possible to figure that one out!!

I really hope your wife is winning her fight.

Anonymous said...

The NHS is beurocrat rationed treatment.

This is exactly what you would expect from a "free" "health" "service"