§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she has examined the content of broadcasts made by paid officers of NHS trusts promoting Norwich Union Healthcare; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. Sackville
I am aware that some national health service staff have appeared in broadcasts aimed at publicising collaborative ventures with private insurers to facilitate the more effective use of NHS paybeds. Paybeds generate valuable income for improving services for all patients.