Consultation response: Department of Health draft guidance on NHS patients who wish to pay for additional private care

This paper is a formal response to the Department of Health's draft guidance on NHS patients who wish to pay for additional private care.

The Department of Health has decided to define separateness in physical terms. As we have pointed out in our evidence to the Health Select Committee, this is only one of a number of ways of drawing a line between what the NHS will pay for and what individuals will pay for.