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Should the private sector be more involved in the NHS?

More than 15,000 people have responded to the government's so-called "listening exercise" on its plan to reform the NHS in England.

The proposed changes, which would see GPs get more control over health spending, were put on hold after opposition from within the medical profession and the coalition.

One of the most controversial aspects is a plan to increase the role of the private sector within the NHS, as the BBC's business editor, Robert Peston reports.

  • 31 May 2011
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