Heard that on the radio as I woke up this morning. I could hardly believe it so I Googled and found this article - sure enough - seems we should be more pushy.
To quite from the article
"He said the rationing body was carrying out work to examine why so many patients are not being prescribed medications, even though they have been endorsed by NICE – meaning local NHS organisations should not refuse to fund them.
But he said individual patients should become more knowledgeable about their health conditions, and tell their doctors if they believed they were missing out on treatment which could help them.
The former GP said: “The fundamental point is it’s your body - and the more you understand about the drugs you are taking, or what you might be able to have, the better you are able to work with your doctor.”