Sunday, 6 October 2013

UKBA:Government Ends Free NHS Services To Migrants And Foreign Students...

As part of the ways to reduce the influx of migrants into the UK, the border agency is putting up new policys that ensures that foreigners will have to prove that they are entitled to be in the country before they are given access to GPs and hospitals, while foreign students will have to make a “contribution”of up to £200 to the health service. The measure will form the centrepiece of tough new legislation designed to reduce numbers entering the country and put pressure on illegal immigrants to leave. A senior government source said it was an attempt to target “people who have no right to be here”. Restricting access to the NHS is highly contentious politically. GPs will be told they have to check that people seeking to register with them are here legally and issue only time-limited “NHS numbers” — the proof of entitlement to free care — to those who do not have a permanent right to be in the country.

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