NHS hospitals in England will have a legal duty to charge overseas patients upfront for non-urgent care if they are not eligible for free treatment. From April this year, foreign patients could be refused operations unless they cover their costs in advance.
Migrants will be asked to bring a passport or other identification documentation to appointments NHS will claim to treat people in an emergency, no matter where they are from, we will recover the cost of medical treatment from people not resident in the UK. They ensure that new NHS numbers are not issued to patients until their eligibility has been verified.
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