UK coronavirus live: Treasury opposing bid to use private hospitals to tackle NHS backlog

News updates: health bosses are pushing for a £5bn-a-year deal to treat NHS patients in private hospitals and tackle a spiralling backlog amid the coronavirus pandemic

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The Treasury has blocked plans for private hospitals to tackle NHS backlog of treatments held up by the coronavirus pandemic.

The health secretary, Matt Hancock, and NHS bosses are pushing for a £5bn-a-year deal to treat NHS patients in private hospitals and tackle a spiralling backlog amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Guardian has learned.

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