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NHS top-up care ban attacked

11th June 2008

Tory MP John Baron is calling for an end to a policy that he claims penalises patients who top-up NHS treatment with private care.

The Billericay MP is raising the issue in the House of Commons after a series of high-profile cases of patients being denied NHS care after paying privately for extra treatment. It comes after one of his constituents died earlier this year after she had been refused bowel-cancer treatment after buying drugs privately. The woman paid £11,000 for an eight-week course of the drug Cetuximab.


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Article Information

Title: NHS top-up care ban attacked
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 7085
Date Added: 11th Jun 2008


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