People who eat doughnuts for breakfast should pay for prescriptions if they develop diabetes, a Tory MP said yesterday.
Phillip Lee, who is also a practising GP, warned the soaring cost of obesity and other lifestyle diseases will bankrupt the NHS unless people take more responsibility for their own health.
Calling for charges to be brought in, the MP for Bracknell said: ‘If you want to have doughnuts for breakfast, fine, but there is a cost implication. We need to match actions to consequences – at the moment that does not happen
Speaking at an event organised by the Institute for Economic Affairs think tank, Dr Lee warned that without major changes the NHS could face financial collapse.