Motives may differ, but the news is that from October 2012, even private patients will also be able to get treatment in the NHS. The announcement was being made by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley, who said the main motive to initiate the move is to make the NHS a leader in the world.
However, on the other hand, opposition members were of the view that the gear is turning to be true, as the health and social care bill, will bring nothing but privatization of the NHS. Lansley said that this way, they will be able to generate 49% of the NHS revenue from treating private patients.
By treating private patients, Lansley means that from October, people with private medical insurance will be able to get treatment from the NHS and not only they, but people, who ready to pay from their pocket for their treatments will also be allowed to take treatment from the NHS.
"This will be a big challenge and my key objective for all NHS Trusts is to ensure they deliver high-quality services to patients that are clinically and financially sustainable”, said Lansley. He further affirmed that with advancement in time, they need to move on and become a world leader in providing medical facilities.
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