Teacher launches case against primary care trust over refusal to pay for treatment

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 25 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2570
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    A trainee teacher with primary refractory Hodgkin’s lymphoma has launched a High Court action against her primary care trust, NHS Surrey, which has refused to pay for her treatment with an unlicensed drug.

    Philippa Bigham, aged 28, from Frimley, Surrey, has been given a prognosis of two years’ survival without a bone marrow transplantation. But her medical team at the …

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