“An angry medical student confronted Boris Johnson over his “PR stunt” visit to a hospital today.
The trip was paid for by the taxpayer – despite kicking off the Tories’ election campaign where the NHS will be a key battleground.
The Prime Minister visited Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambs, to meet staff and patients – despite mounting fears the Conservatives will do a deal to open the health service to the US in a post-Brexit trade deal with Donald Tump.
Julia Simons, 23, who is training in the hospital tried to challenge her fears about the future of the NHS if such a deal takes place.
She told the Mirror: “I want him to recognise that, for example insulin is incredibly expensive in the United States because of the monopoly that three companies have.
“And we don’t have that system here at the moment and Brexit threatens the reality that patients here won’t be able to access those drugs. …”
“One of the really expensive things to the NHS is drug purchasing and if we don’t have any guarantees about that being protected then how can I possibly consider voting for someone who is going to possibly detrimentally affect the death of my patients?”
Boris Johnson , Matt Hancock the health secretary and Liz Truss, the international trade secretary have all insisted that the NHS is “off the table” in talks with the US.
But reports of meetings where the relationship between the deal and health service remained open and reported by Channel 4’s Dispatches have ramped up fears. …”