"Blepharitis"

About: NHS Surrey Heath CCG

(as the patient),

I suffer from blepharitis. It is a condition which caused infection in the eyelids, and it doesn't go away, though it is more of a problem in summer than in winter. For a few years now my GP has been prescribing a product called lid-care for me. By wiping my eyes regularly, I have been able to keep the condition under control.

The product has now been discontinued, but there is a very similar alternative called Supranettes. However Surrey PCT is unwilling to pay for them, so my doctor's assistant has politely informed me that I will have to buy them for myself.

I think that this is a shabby decision, and it is a symptom of the failure of the Government to fund the increasing needs of the NHS adequately. There are enough rich people out there. Tax and spend!

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