Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Income from private patients soars at NHS hospital trusts

Income from private patients soars at NHS hospital trusts NHS trusts accused of exploiting raised limit on numbers of paying patients amid health service's 'creeping privatisation'

Some of Britain's leading hospitals stand accused of exploiting the coalition's controversial lifting of the cap on the number of private patients they can treat to increase their income as part of a "creeping privatisation" of the NHS.

As new figures show that some hospitals have seen a big increase of up to 40% in their private income since the cap was lifted, Labour accused ministers of presiding over a scandal of declining standards for NHS patients while allowing paying patients to enjoy high standards of care. Continue reading... The Guardian

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