Calls have been made by a right-wing think tank for fines to be imposed on drunk NHS patients, in addition to prescriptions for common pain killers to be scrapped.
A report submitted by 2020Health has stressed that treatment for conditions like acne should not be covered by the NHS, with more resources to be direct towards the combating of "serious illness".
The report has pointed out the over a million pounds are "wasted" every year from the treatment of conditions like obesity, sexually transmitted diseases and alcohol abuse, which are all consequences of "bad lifestyle choices".
"The universal healthcare system is at the core of our society, but too often it is treated with the same casual regard as calling for a taxi or booking a train ticket. We must encourage people to be more in control of their own health. It's reassuring to know that the NHS is there for you, but that doesn't mean you should be free to routinely end up there after a night out", said Chief executive of 2020Health Julia Manning.
Also, the report says that no cosmetic procedures should be available on the NHS at all.
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