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NHS: Reform's Haldenby on private firms' role in health

Parties made pledges of extra spending and resources for the NHS in England over the conference season.

But some non-politicians have been looking at more radical thinking after doctors' leaders said the English health service faced a £30bn black hole by the end of the decade,

The right-leaning think tank Reform commissioned a survey which found 62% backed - with 17% against - private companies treating NHS patients.

In a personal film, Reform's Andrew Haldenby claimed other countries were "baffled" by the British attitude towards the private sector role in the NHS.

He will debate his film with Tory MP Esther McVey and Labour MP Tristram Hunt on Wednesday's Daily Politics, and the whole section will be on iPlayer for 30 days.

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