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NHS hospitals are urged to export their 'brand' abroad

21 August 2012 Last updated at 13:41 BST

Some of England's best-known NHS hospitals are being urged to open branches abroad.

Ministers want to connect foreign governments to some of the health service's "best brands".

The idea was first mooted under Labour but they say the government should focus on patients.

Dr Chris Canning, Medical Director at the Moorfield Eye Hospital's branch in Dubai, spoke to 5 liveBreakfast.

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