NHS boss sets up own firm after paid leave

By Sue Restan and Jane Candlish

Published: 29/01/2014

A HOSPITAL boss who received full pay while on “special leave” from his £90,000-a-year post with NHS Highland has quit to run his own medical company.

Chris Lyons plans to tap into the lucrative “medical tourism” market by bringing US patients to Britain and Ireland for private surgery.

His new firm claims it can save patients up to 80% of the cost of common procedures.

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