'NHS has always been an internationally recognised brand'

Deputy chief executive of the NHS Confederation, David Stout, has spoken to ITV News about the rationale behind plans for hospitals in England to set up profit-making branches abroad.

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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.