Please forward this raft investment strategy reviews screen to sharedip-1601531667. How the blameless sick are paying the price of this HIV drug: NHS chiefs spell out nine vital treatments that have now been delayed. Plans to fund nine life-changing medical treatments have been put on hold by the NHS after it was ordered to consider providing a controversial HIV treatment.
Officials had been poised to announce approval this week for a range of new devices and breakthrough drugs which would benefit children as young as two. Toddlers with cystic fibrosis, children born deaf, adults who have lost their legs, and patients with cancer were among those who would have learned that they could receive the treatments for the first time. Plans to fund nine life-changing medical treatments have been abandoned by the NHS after it was ordered to provide a controversial HIV treatment. But officials have been forced to scrap their plans, at least temporarily, after the High Court ruled on Tuesday that the NHS is responsible for providing a daily pill to prevent HIV infection among 10,000 gay men. The revelation threatens to further inflame a fierce row about providing the controversial HIV drug, which critics say will encourage sexual risk taking.
Charities last night accused the NHS of using the row to hide severe funding problems within the Health Service. It is unacceptable for NHS England to use the figleaf of having to find money for PrEP as an excuse to refuse funding for important cancer treatments. Many patients are already missing out on funding for other vital treatments. Patients refused the surgery who live alone have become housebound, scared to visit friends in case they fall over and break their hips.
Barbara Hullah has cataracts in both eyes and was told by her optician that her left eye was ready to be operated on. But following her referral to Harrogate and District NHS foundation trust, the 66-year-old was told that her case was not severe enough and she was not eligible for surgery. Mrs Hullah, a retired sales assistant who also has osteoporosis, now struggles to read. She also lives in fear of falling over because she finds it hard to make out steps or a carpet edge.
My optician referred me to the hospital. But I got a call from the hospital saying that I wasn’t ready because my other eye only has a small cataract. In the past when getting a cataract operation you didn’t seem to have to wait until you practically couldn’t see. I can’t do physical activities because I’ve got osteoporosis. 20million to pay for it in case the judges uphold the ruling.
Yesterday officials said they had decided to postpone funding decisions for 13 specialised treatments. But the Mail can reveal that officials had decided to approve nine of the 13, a decision now abandoned in case the Health Service can no longer afford them. Officials last night confirmed that they would have announced funding for these treatments if High Court judge Mr Justice Green had agreed with the NHS that it should not have to pay for the HIV treatment. These would have all been funded and we would have announced that yesterday if the judgment had gone the other way. NHS loses the appeal, the treatments may never be made available.