NHS under fire from MP over treatment decisions

Greg Mulholland described the treatment of patients such as Sam Brown, 6, from Otley, as a "fiasco"
Greg Mulholland described the treatment of patients such as Sam Brown, 6, from Otley, as a "fiasco"
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LEEDS North West MP Greg Mulholland has claimed patients with rare diseases are discriminated against by the NHS.

He called on Health Minister George Freeman to “get a grip” on NHS England, describing its decision-making process on treatments for those with rare diseases as a “fiasco”.

Mr Mulholland was speaking in a debate he secured in Parliament to debate cases such as that of his six-year-old constituent Sam Brown who faces losing access to the drug currently used to treat his Morquio Syndrome by the end of the month unless NHS England agrees to fund it.

Responding, Mr Freeman said the Government was looking at ways of funding treatments for ultra-rare diseases and it was important doctors made the decisions over what was prescribed on the NHS.