Thousands of cancer patients to be denied treatment – Telegraph

1938 poster identifying surgery, x-rays and ra...

1938 poster identifying surgery, x-rays and radium as the proper treatments for cancer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to the UK Telegraph, common drugs for breast, bowel, prostate, pancreatic and blood cancer will no longer be funded by the NHS following sweeping cutbacks.

Source: Thousands of cancer patients to be denied treatment –

This is a deeply worrying story showing the impact of austerity and ineffective reform measures at the NHS, the UK’s public health system.

Once upon a time, the NHS was the gold-standard for public healthcare but in recent decades, the UK’s healthcare performance has fallen behind most advanced countries, based upon international benchmarks. Sadly, it is in cancer treatment that the UK record is probably worst.

Surely, it is increasingly obvious that the UK needs to scrap the NHS and replace it with a public healthcare system based upon the world’s best practice?

Thoughts?

NHS chief: Cancer reforms will save 30,000 lives yearly – Telegraph

A schematic illustration showing how nanoparti...

A schematic illustration showing how nanoparticles or other cancer drugs might be used to treat cancer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a must-read article by the Telegraph. Check it out!

via NHS chief: Cancer reforms will save 30,000 lives yearly – Telegraph.

In my view, the article misses the point. Yes, these reforms will help the UK with one of the worst record for cancer outcomes in the developed world. However, by the time these reforms are implemented, other advanced countries, like Germany, Italy and France will be even further ahead. So the UK will continue to trail. The consequence is that people will continue to die more quickly in the UK, than other advanced countries.

Thoughts?