Adrian Ashby from Alcester has a type of intestinal cancer which requires radiotheraphy to prolong his life. He's had it for seven years and has received all sorts of treatment but the NHS has drawn the line at this treatment as it costs £50,000.
The Arden Cluster, which consists of Primary Care Trusts NHS Warwickshire and NHS Coventry, has issued a statement after a patient suffering with cancer has been denied treatment because it costs £50,000.
I understand that this is a difficult time for Mr Ashby. Whilst I am unable to comment on an individual patient, we have a clear process in place for treatments that are not routinely commissioned to be considered as an Individual Funding Request (IFR).
– Martin Lee, Medical Director at the Arden Cluster
An IFR is a process that involves a panel of clinicians that look in detail at a patient's case and whether the circumstances are exceptional such that funding should be provided for the particular treatment.
A man from Alcester has been denied cancer treatment because it costs £50,000.
Adrian Ashby has a type of intestinal cancer that requires radiotherapy to prolong his life. He has had all types of treatment for seven years but his Primary Care Trust has now drawn the line on his next treatment.