Speaking to think tank Reform in London yesterday, he spoke of patients being refused NHS treatment because they had bought life-extending cancer drugs.
He said: ‘An extra week of life may not count for much on a bureaucrat’s chart. But if you’re saying goodbye forever to your children? It couldn’t matter more.’
The Conservatives revealed similar plans in an exclusive interview with GP last week.
Labour has ordered a review of the idea which is expected to report soon.
He also outlined plans to guarantee patients private treatment if NHS care was not available within set time limits.
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