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The impact on NHS finances and NHS patient care When the Health and Social Care Act was passed in 2012 the treatment of private patients was expected to become a significant source of NHS hospital trust income. While this has not happened on the scale that some observers foresaw, the continuing squeeze on NHS funding could lead to the treatment of private patients becoming more important, with a potentially significant impact on the availability of care for NHS patients. This report sets out the findings resulting from interviews with 17 hospital staff carried out in 2016, published research findings, official publications, LaingBuisson’s market surveys, and Freedom of Information requests […]
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