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Troops treated on the NHS

Asked if the Prime Minister was concerned about the treatment of British troops on the NHS, the PMOS said the journalist should speak to the Ministry of Defence who actually published a letter today’s Daily Telegraph. The letter pointed out that coverage of the issue in the paper suggested people in the category were all waiting for NHS treatment. That was factually wrong. The people in this category actually were not fit for service on the front line for one reason or another, whether they had broken a leg or suffered a minor injury. In other words, it did not mean they were necessarily waiting for NHS treatment.

Asked again about the treatment of British troops on the NHS, the PMOS said again the ministry of Defence had made clear it was the Military’s view that it was more sustainable to treat soldiers in hospitals which had the critical mass of patients necessary to sustain intensive treatments as opposed to stand alone military hospitals, which did not.

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