Bit of a disgrace really, the NHS is struggling to provide care for people actually living and paying their taxes in the UK as more and more people including ex pats return for. Holiday to the UK have expensive treatment free on the NHS and then buggar off to the country of their choice.
You pay as you go for health care in the UK so laying a few years NI before people emigrate does not entitle people to free care for life.
what I cannot understand is why their country of choice has such a bad health service that they ave to return to the UK for treatment, do these people not pay health insurance in their country of choice.
hate this goverment but glad to see they are addressing the situation...about time.
Ministers have confirmed that GPs do not need to ask prospective patients for ID or proof of address when registering them, raising fresh fears over “health tourism”.
It allows foreign or former nationals who arrive in England on a six-month visitors visa to begin receiving health care immediately.