I'm not quite sure what qualifications are required to be the chairman of NICE - but it appears the ability to shoot yourself in the foot is one of them.
NICE have a new chairman - Prof David Barnett - and next week during a programme called 'The Price of Life' he accuses terminally ill patients of being 'blinkered'. As if thats not bad enough he then goes on to compare the use of life extending medicines to buying a car.
Dying patients who demand drugs on NHS labelled 'blinkered' - Telegraph
I shall be watching this programme with interest - I havn't met Prof Barnett yet but I'm sure our paths will cross very soon.
Oh, and by the way Prof Barnett - PLEASE don't tell me the NHS can't afford to fund these new drugs when last year it had a 75 million pounds surplus in it's budget.
What exactly were you saving that for?
To buy Ronaldo?