Nicola Sturgeon has dismissed claims of any plans for privatising parts of Scotland’s health service.
It comes after documents were leaked which showed that NHS bosses had discussed a two-tier system for the NHS where wealthier patients would be asked to pay for treatment.
Minutes of a meeting involving NHS Scotland leadership also revealed talks were held over the possibility of curtailing some free prescriptions.
After the report emerged on Monday, the First Minister insisted that her government is “emphatically” against the idea of privatising any parts of the country’s health system.
Humza Yousaf, Scotland’s health secretary, also stated that the SNP would “never” consider charging anyone for NHS treatment.
At First Minister’s Questions at Holyrood on Thursday, the issue was raised by Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross.
The issue was raised during FMQs at the Scottish Parliament.
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