Private healthcare

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NHS doctors offered up to £5,000 to recruit colleagues for private hospitals
Exclusive: HCA Healthcare is spending tens of thousands of pounds on ‘golden hello’ bonuses for staff from overstretched public service

Sarah Marsh

17, Mar, 2023 @3:01 PM

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Revealed: NHS England chair fixed meeting for client of bank he advised
David Prior helped arrange a meeting between NHSX and the private care company Teladoc, said to be keen to expand in the UK

Shanti Das, Martin Williams and Jon Ungoed-Thomas

19, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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The consequences of monetising the NHS | Letters
Letter: Dr Ellen Welch and Dr Lizzie Toberty on why charging is not the remedy to the crisis that the health service is in

30, Jan, 2023 @5:52 PM

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Mark my words: this will be the end of the NHS if the Tories have their way | Gordon Brown
They want a more privately funded healthcare system. It wouldn’t just be unfair, it makes no economic sense, says former prime minister Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown

23, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘It’s not medical tourism, it’s desperation’: rising number of Britons resort to treatment abroad
Despair over NHS waiting lists is driving people who could never afford private care in UK to countries like Lithuania

Shanti Das in Lithuania and Jon Ungoed-Thomas

21, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Rishi Sunak says he is registered with an NHS GP but has used private healthcare
Prime minister had previously refused to say whether he or his family used the NHS

Peter Walker Political correspondent

11, Jan, 2023 @4:09 PM

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A few hours as a patient in A&E confirmed it to me – the Tories are bleeding out the NHS | George Monbiot
During my time at a local hospital, I witnessed the devastation of 13 years of government underfunding of emergency care, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

George Monbiot

11, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Revealed: NHS trusts tell patients to go private and jump hospital queues
Observer investigation finds a ‘two-tier’ health system emerging in England, with rapid access available to those able to pay

Shanti Das and Jon Ungoed-Thomas

07, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Private ambulance firms cashing in on strikes and NHS under pressure
Exclusive: Companies tapping into growing demand, often charging hundreds of pounds – or more for longer journeys

Anna Isaac

23, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Tory neglect of the NHS is leading more and more people to ‘go private’ | Letter
Letters: David Hinchliffe writes that the political goal of abolishing socialised healthcare is being achieved by stealth

21, Dec, 2022 @6:53 PM

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Pay NHS staff properly so they don’t have to turn to the private sector | Letters
Letters: Jack Pickard on incentivising NHS doctors to provide additional NHS work and Martin Giebner on the need to raise salaries. Plus a letter from Justin Ash of Spire Healthcare

19, Dec, 2022 @6:34 PM

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I don’t want working class people in pain: so I’d use private hospitals to bolster the NHS | Wes Streeting
I refuse to see people abandoned while those who can pay are treated faster, says shadow health secretary Wes Streeting

Wes Streeting

08, Dec, 2022 @5:44 PM

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