Stop NHS ‘Tourists
Thousands of 'tourists' visit the UK each year merely to exploit our free healthcare.
When I go overseas I take out health insurance and expect to pay for any treatment I may require.
Charge non-UK residents for their medical requirements and perhaps the NHS won't have to make such drastic cuts – and perhaps it will then become easier for UK taxpayers to get the teatment they require – and pay for.
Why does this idea matter?
- The NHS has been told it must effect drastic cuts – by charging non-UK residents for their medical attention this might not be necessary.
- In some areas NHS 'tourists' take up so much of the available capacity that it impacts upon UK residents – who then have to wait weeks and often months before receiving their appointments.
- It is not for UK citizens to paying for services they find difficult to access, when these NHS 'tourists' are getting it for free.