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Concerns over blurring of private-NHS lines

Fears are being raised over a blurring of the lines between private and NHS care after news emerged of GPs targeting patients for private work.

A York-based practice has written to its patients offering them a range of minor treatments privately, claiming they are not funded by the local NHS.

Doctors' leaders said this could be the start of a worrying trend due to the squeeze on finances and NHS overhaul.

Dominic Hughes reports.

  • 05 Oct 2011
  • From the section Health