British Medical Association vote to stop charging overseas patients for NHS treatment

June 26, 2019

Lord Green of Deddington, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said:

This is an absurd, irresponsible and damaging decision. The result is bound to be a huge inflow of health tourists - the year ending June 2018 saw nearly 15 million non-EU visitor arrivals to the UK, many of whom will have been from countries with much less advanced health systems. It would certainly add to pressures on the already overstretched NHS and diminish the service for those whose taxes fund it.

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