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“2020health is an important and thoughtful contributor to the health debate”

Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chairman, Health Select Committee

 
 

ITV Daybreak NHS Tourism

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Every year the NHS spends millions of pounds providing healthcare to foreigners who come to the UK specifically to get treatment they can’t get, or couldn’t afford, at home. The government has said they want to crack down on this.

Julia Manning highlighted that we currently don’t know how much is being spent on NHS tourists. It is likely to be a much larger proportion of the NHS budget than is currently estimated. We must remember that we have a finite NHS budget which is being put under growing strain to meet the needs of our own population.