Published in Law and Health Weekly, December 24th, 2005
This comes just one day after the PCT had refused her the drug for the second time, a decision which had seen Ms Barbour's lawyer's Irwin Mitchell threaten to proceed with the legal action lodged in the High Court for her right to be given the drug.
The legal case and North Stoke PCT's decision also saw them drawn into conflict with the Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt who said that their ruling conflicted with decisions made by other Trusts, and had requested a meeting with the PCT today.
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