Now that the exorbitant cost of T3 tablets has swum up into public consciousness, one has to wonder at lack of curiosity as to why uniquely in this country, the cost is as high as it is. 25 miles away from Dover, the cost suddenly drops in the rest of Europe and yet there are no systems for procuring it there through NHS channels. Its not as if the quality of T3 is lower - so why are there no mechanisms for proper competition Europe-wide (Brexiteers cover your eyes)? The only explanation is that the NHS has become an immovable monster of non-response to events, hidebound in procedure and immune to change from "the rules". My daughter has reason to deal with certain parts of the NHS management, and she continually amuses me (if that is the right word) about the ability of NHS management to talk long and say nothing, and act vigorously and achieve nothing. There are always too many voices with different agendas. So in this atmosphere there is no wonder that absurd rules are stuck with regardless of any logic that demonstrates their absurdity - given the intellectual calibre or lack of it that NHS management so often shows. Better to talk long and loud and run about showing your valuable presence rather than actually achieving a goal.