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Recovering the cost of NHS treatment for overseas patients

 

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Recovering the cost of NHS treatment for overseas patients

The National Audit Office says the Department of Health and the NHS have made progress to recover more of the cost of treating overseas visitors who are not entitled to free hospital treatment.

But the NAO report warns that if current trends continue and the charging rules remain the same, the NHS will not achieve the government’s ambition of recovering up to £500 million a year by 2017/18.