UK issues blueprint of foreign support for NHS:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The UK Department of Health has published plans to introduce foreign institutions and clinical teams, "on an independent and contractual basis, to increase the diagnostic and surgical capacity of the NHS". Health minister Alan Milburn last week met with representatives from Ophthalmology Network Organisation (Switzerland), Deluca Medical (France), Capio (Sweden), German Medicine Net and Germedic to discuss these plans. A new healthcare services pricing system - Health Reference Groups (HRGs) - will be established, under which the new hospitals set up to support the NHS will operate.
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