Over-50s would fund treatment unavailable on NHS

More than half of over-50s would pay for drugs or treatments not available on the NHS, according to a survey for Saga.

The poll of 6,000 people aged over 50 found that 52 per cent would pay for treatment for conditions like cancer if they were not available on the NHS because NICE had ruled they were not cost effective.

A tenth would pay over £5,200 a year for treatments.

neil.durham@haymarket.com

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