Sadly, the current UK government are running down our once great NHS, attacking the hard-working staff and causing many hospitals to go into 'special measures' - ie failing. The Ambulance service is at the point of collapse, appointments and operations for serious illness are being cancelled and yes, they are restricting many medicines.
My local hospital is the latest to go into 'special measures' - Staff moral is very low, many becoming ill with stress, like many teachers in the state education ststem, illness' caused by stress.
There is a crisis is social care provision, elderly people blocking hospital beds as no care available in their homes. A & E patients lie in corridors for hours on end untreated, ambulances queue outside as no beds etc etc This Gvt want it to fail, so they have a case for introducing private insurance schemes.
It's shocking and depressing for many of Her Maj's subjects. Regression, not progression.
Many of us have known this for some time, the general public are just starting to realise the reality, it's a badly run system at breaking point. OK if you're wealthy / young enough to pay something like BUPA.
I hear they're setting up a charity for the baby-boomers, to help them as they get older, as this age group won't get insured.
This will affect HepC age bracket in particular.
Personally, I was refused a VL test this week, even though I saved the NHS ££££s in treatment and have not had a test since EOT. The GP surgeries are watching the pennies too. You get a lecture if you ask.
I know someone with cirrhosis who was only given 12 weeks Harvoni, still detected at EOT they told him he would clear and not to worry. The lack of money is one thing, the lies are quite another, this guy just relapsed.
GT1a Dec14 F2/8.7 VL 900000-2.5M
Jan16 Hepcivir-L MonkMed/Redemption
Baseline: VL 913575 Alt 76 Platelets low
Wk2 VL1157 Alt 23
DET Wk 8 VL 32 Alt19 'In the slow lane'
June16 Fibro 5.7 F0/1 LIF 1.5
Wk 11 VL<12 Alt 13 Det/Unq
Extending tx 12 wks Mylan Sofo/Dac MonkMed
Wk 14 VL <12 Det/Unq
Wk 16 VL UNDETECTED
Wk 22 + 4 Wks Sunprevir FixHepC
Wk 24 UNDETECTED Alt 13
Wk 12 post tx SVR12 Wk 26 SVR24
Thank-you Tim, Dr Debasis @ MonkMed & Dr Freeman @ Fix HepC