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Charging ‘health tourists’

The Department of Health has published plans to recover the cost of healthcare for migrants and visitors who use the NHS.

The programme, which will be rolled out over the next two years, aims to help the NHS recover costs from visitors and migrants from overseas, including European Economic Area member states.

Some patients from outside Europe using the NHS will be charged 150% of the cost of treatment.