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?

Mary Burrows moves to England to get breast cancer drugs she denied Welsh patients | Daily Mail Online

English: Six bottles of different types of can...

English: Six bottles of different types of cancer drugs over a graded blue to white background. Clockwise from center: Blenoxane (), Oncovin (), DTIC-Dome (), Cytoxan (), Adriamycin (), and VePesid (). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s another outstanding must-read article from the Daily Mail. Check it out!

via Mary Burrows moves to England to get breast cancer drugs she denied Welsh patients | Daily Mail Online.

The article highlights how quality of care in the NHS is linked to one’s post-code.

To me, as a layman, there’s something fundamentally wrong with the way the NHS allocates its budget. Too liitle goes to top-quality cancer care and too much to paying agency workers because staff refuse proper rostering.

Thoughts?