A man living in England is considering moving to North Britain so that he can get a cancer treatment that he is not allowed in England.
The man, who is in remission from a rare terminal bone cancer, wants to be prescribed Velcade when his cancer comes back but the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) won’t allow it to be prescribed in England.
The drug is available free of charge in North Britain where the health system is subsidised extensively by the English taxpayer.
Unfortunately for the man involved, you have to live in North Britain for 3 years before you qualify for the special medical treatment that your taxes are paying for.
Hat-tip: Blog of Kev