That the NHS does not do this but it is available in the Czech Republic:
Here in Prague, ordinary Czechs are horrified. On social media there is talk of little else. No one can understand why any child would be denied access to this state-of-the-art clinic – which was opened two years ago and built at a cost of £30 million by telecommunication tycoon brothers Pavel and Vaclav Lastovka, who had a relative cured of cancer using proton therapy in the US – and were determined fellow Europeans should be able to access the treatment.
Whether they’re money grubbing entrepreneurs or it’s a charitable foundation, still, interesting that a much (and it is *much*) poorer country has more advanced treatment, no?
Initially sceptical, their doctors agreed to approve the therapy as long as the family’s insurance company paid the bill, which it agreed to do.
Oh. Look at that. The Czech Republic works on something like the French system. A part of your wages is paid to an insurance company which then organises your health care.
Of course, as absolutely everyone knows, this is obviously, must be, much worse than the NHS.
BTW, CR has one of the best lung cancer survival rates in the world…..