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[Editorial] Immigration and health in the UK

02 Nov 2013

A report commissioned by the UK Department of Health, Overseas visitors and migrant use of the NHS: extent and costs, was published on Oct 22. The report argues that the UK Government could save up to £500 million in the National Health Service (NHS) each year through a surcharge fee for non-European temporary migrants and overseas visitors, by recouping costs from European countries or those countries the UK Government has reciprocal health-care agreements with, and by preventing health tourism.

Date: 
2 November 2013

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet