Helen Birtwhistle
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Focus on health traffic between England and Wales

There are more English patients registered with GPs in Wales than vice versa, a top NHS official has told MPs.

Helen Birtwhistle, director of the Welsh NHS Confederation, said 20,000 English patients were registered with Welsh GPs compared to 15,000 Welsh patients with English GPs.

No extra money comes to Wales for the additional 5,000 patients, she said.

She was giving evidence to the Welsh Affairs committee on Tuesday, in the wake of a bitter political row over Labour's record running the NHS in Wales.

  • 18 Nov 2014
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