Alan Johnson to reveal detail of 'top-up' payment U-turn

Health secretary Alan Johnson is this afternoon expected to reveal detail of how NHS patients will be allowed to pay privately for drugs not recommended by NICE.

Alan Johnson

Check Healthcare Republic News after 3.30pm for the first detail from the review by cancer czar Professor Mike Richards.

HCR will be attending a strictly embargoed, on-the-record, off-camera press briefing into the review's findings at the DoH’s Richmond House headquarters at lunchtime.

Health secretary Alan Johnson will lead the briefing and will be joined by Professor Richards and Professor Sir Michael Rawlins, NICE chairman.

The report and the content of the briefing are embargoed until after Mr Johnson has made an oral statement to the House of Commons at 3.30pm.

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