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By John Rentoul Old Labour practices live on in the cruel rule that prevents NHS patients paying for extra cancer treatment Once upon a time, at the very beginning of New Labour, before it was even called New Labour, Neil Kinnock made the speech of his life that would change politics.
Ministers yesterday announced a review of a controversial policy which denies patients NHS treatment if they top up their care privately.
By Jeremy Laurance Health Editor Ministers have bowed to public and political pressure and performed a U-turn over rules denying NHS patients the right to top up their care with treatment paid for privately.
LONDON (Reuters) - Memory clinics and drugs to slow the progress of symptoms of Alzheimer's disease are diverting resources in Britain's state-funded health services from high quality integrated care, doctors said on Friday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Two new targeted therapies for bowel cancer should not be used on Britain's state-run health service, the country's cost-effectiveness watchdog NICE said on Monday.
Health professionals led by a cancer specialist from the University of Edinburgh have put forward the case for finding new and fairer ways to assess the value of treatments for patients who will eventually die from their condition. Writing in the current edition of the British Medical Journal (10 June, 2005) the experts argue that this issue should be explored because of its impact on national decisions about which new treatments are funded.
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