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Should NHS trusts look to raise money by providing services in other countries?

 

Should NHS trusts look to raise money by providing services in other countries?

The government is urging NHS trusts to sell their services abroad. It could raise extra funds in the age of austerity but campaigners worry it will distract trusts from their local priorities. Should NHS trusts look to raise money by providing services in other countries?

1. Yes, liberated NHS organisations should be trusted to provide services abroad to fund better care and facilities for their local patients
 
22% (25 votes)
2. No, few NHS trusts have the management and/or clinical capacity to win and sustain foreign contracts without taking their eye off the ball at home
 
65% (76 votes)
3. No, the whole exercise could damage the NHS brand abroad and therefore the British brand.
 
13% (15 votes)