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Consultation launched into migrant access of health services

The government has launched a consultation into short term migrants’ access and contribution to the NHS as part of the immigration bill.

Government proposals put forward in the consultation will look at options to ensure that non European Economic Area migrants contribute financially towards the cost of their healthcare. Currently short term migrants coming to the UK, to study or work for more than six months, are likely to qualify for free hospital care as soon as they arrive.