If I was severely ill, I'd want access to the best medicine. I'd feel terrible if I couldn't use a promising treatment because it was still being put through clinical trials.
A new scheme may allow seriously ill patients to take new drugs that are clinically safe, but haven't conclusively been proved effective. It's a tough call. On the one hand the new treatments could save or prolong lives. But thorough testing is crucial in medicine. Will this scheme lead to desperate people taking risks on unproved drugs?