So now we know if the Tories were to win the next election, the doctors and nurses now being trained at taxpayers' expense to work for the NHS would be used in the private sector.

The Tories make no secret of their intention to extend the private sector and will need more doctors and nurses to prop up their plans.

But why should taxpayers subsidise the private sector? When you see the amount of money the government has put into the NHS it's an absolute disgrace money that should be going to it is diverted in this way.

-Jean White, Old Salts Farm Road, Lancing