ID checks searching for NHS ‘health tourists’ find too few to make it worthwhile

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ID checks searching for NHS ‘health tourists’ find too few to make it worthwhile

Post by Admin on Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:54 am

This aspect relates to so-called ‘health tourism’. Remember a while ago we were being force-fed reports that people from foreign countries were ripping off the NHS for £2 billion a year?

The total cost to the 48 people listed in the Evening Standard article quoted below was less than £160,000. It does not represent the cost of ‘health tourism’ in the 18 NHS trusts that participated in the pilot scheme for around two months last year – just the amount paid by people who identified themselves as foreigners when they were asked. That’s an important distinction to make.

https://voxpoliticalonline.com/2018/05/30/hostile-environment-id-checks-searching-for-nhs-health-tourists-find-too-few-to-make-it-worthwhile/
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