Burnham: 'We worry the NHS will be chasing profits abroad'

The shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has said that plansto set up NHS hospitals abroad "are a good idea in principle but its allabout how it's done".

He added: "I worry this will mean hospitals chasing profits overseas to the detriment of NHS patients here."

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Plan for NHS hospitals abroad

NHS hospitals in England will be invited by the government to set up profit-making branches abroad to raise funds for patients at home. Officials from the Department of Health and UK Trade and Industry will launch the joint scheme this autumn.