Hospitals are being encouraged by the government to sell their services abroad by setting up clinics using the famous NHS brand to provide funding for health services in the UK.

The scheme, by the Department of Health (DH) and the UK Trade and Investment department (UKTI), has drawn criticism from the Patients Association who are concerned that overseas expansion could affect standards at home.

Both Moorfields Eye Hospital and Great Ormond Street children’s hospital are already established in the Middle East.

Read more about the NHS scheme on the Guardian.

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