Posts Tagged ‘Charges’

More action required to recover money from overseas patients in the NHS

Health chiefs must take urgent action to recover more money from NHS patients visiting from overseas. That’s the view of a Public Accounts Committee r...

Government unlikely to recover intended costs of overseas visitors using the NHS

The government’s ambition of recovering up to £500 million a year of the costs of treating overseas visitors who are not entitled to free NHS care - by ...

Should patients pay to see a GP? A debate on introducing more NHS charges

Should patients pay to see the GP? – that was the topic of a recent debate in the BMJ. Charging patients for GP consultations could raise much needed ...

Overseas visitors should pay for using GP services, ambulances and A&E care

Plans to make overseas visitors pay for accessing some NHS services have been criticised for being impracticable by doctors. The government wants visito...

Foreigners may be charged for A&E treatment under new proposals

Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, is considering whether to charge foreigners for using ambulances and visiting A&E in a move that could further escal...

Charging patients or reducing services the only way to save the NHS without more investment

The only options open to the government on the future of the NHS – if it is not prepared to increase funding – is to start charging patients to use som...

Proposal to fine NHS patients £10 if they miss hospital appointments

A £10 fine for patients who frequently miss NHS hospital appointments in Wales would be introduced by the Conservatives if they win power at next year's a...

Hospital charges to rise for non-EU patients

Visitors from outside the EU who receive treatment in NHS hospitals in England are now being charged 150% of the cost under changes brought in to discourag...

Patient charges on agenda for next government

The next government will consider charging patients to use basic NHS services such as GPs because the health service’s finances are under such pressure, ...

Should patients pay the ‘hotel costs’ of their care?

Everybody talks about free NHS care. We must always remember it is only free at the point of use. The NHS that we love and praise – particularly politic...

Migrants must pay more to use NHS, say ministers

Patients from outside the EU are to be charged 150% of the cost of treatment in the NHS in a fresh crackdown on so-called "health tourism". The move by th...