- 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.
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.