NHS trusts chasing private patients at expense of waiting lists, warns Labour Call for cap on private income to be reintroduced amid fears some NHS hospitals are prioritising paying customers
Hospital Trusts in some parts of England have more than doubled the income they receive from treating private patients following the coalitions controversial lifting of a cap on such earnings, prompting concerns that cash is being chased as NHS waiting lists grow.
Across the country there appears to have been a 10% increase in private income since 2010, but some trusts appear to have radically rethought their attitude to seeking private patients. Continue reading... The Guardian