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NHS Treatment

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Robert Report 25 Mar 2013 13:17

Received a letter today for a Hospital appointment. The letter included the following paragraph-

"NHS Treatment is only free to those who are ordinarily resident in the UK for reasons of lawful settlement. By attending this appointment you are confirming that you are entitled to free treatment. If it transpires that you are not entitled to free NHS Treatment you must pay for the treatment"

I haven't seen that before.


BarbinSGlos Report 25 Mar 2013 15:35

Wow, meaning non residents will have to pay for treatment ?????

Thats a new one :-D :-D


JoyBoroAngel Report 25 Mar 2013 15:36

about time :-D :-D


AnninGlos Report 25 Mar 2013 15:43

Let's hope they carry it through. Robert is that England (or Scotland/Wales)?


eRRolSheep Report 25 Mar 2013 15:49

This has been the case for a long time. It doesn't mean that you have to have British citizenship, just that you normally live in the UK. It is not based on anything else so your actual nationality, for example, is not taken into account.


Robert Report 25 Mar 2013 18:41

Ann, Although I am a Scotsman, I live in Geordieland, England.

Having had many Hospital appointments in the last few years, this is the first time that this has been included in the letter.


InspectorGreenPen Report 25 Mar 2013 18:55

The hospital providing treatment is supposed to check that only those who are eligible receive free treatment. Our local hospital has been asking for you to bring ID & V for several years now if you aren't already known to them.

However, it appears that some hospital trusts may not always have been as rigorous in checking as they might have been.


Suzanne Report 25 Mar 2013 21:26

what they say and what they do are different :-(


Mauatthecoast Report 25 Mar 2013 21:33

Robert is this Newcastle or local?...anyway hope all goes well for you.


Robert Report 26 Mar 2013 14:51

Mau, minor eyesight problem.

RVI Newcastle.