Written Question on NHS: Fees and Charges

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Date Title Questioner
4 Jul 2017, 4:31 p.m. NHS: Fees and Charges Andrew Bridgen


To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on recovering money from overseas visitors and other chargeable NHS patients.

Answer (Philip Dunne)

As set out in our manifesto, this Government, having been the first to clamp down on this issue, remains committed to ensuring overseas visitors and migrants not eligible for National Health Service-funded care make a fair contribution.

The steps we have taken have resulted in identified income from overseas visitors and migrants rising from £89 million in 2012-13 to £289 million in 2015-16. We expect this to increase significantly once figures are finalised for 2016-17.

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