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Access to the NHS by foreign nationals – Government response to the consultation

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kevinkelleher
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Access to the NHS by foreign nationals – Government response to the consultation
Posted on: March 18 2011, 10:00 am

Access to the NHS by foreign nationals – Government response to the consultation

This is the Government’s response to the consultation Review of Access to the NHS by Foreign Nationals, outlining minor changes to Charging Regulations and opportunities for collecting debts to the NHS by refusing visas to NHS debtors. The document also announces a wide-ranging review of free access to the NHS.

The following Impact Assessments will be added to this page shortly

Impact assessment of Exemptions for Failed Asylum Seekers
Impact assessment of extending the 'period of absence' for UK residents

    * Download Access to the NHS by foreign nationals - Government response to the consultation (PDF, 192K)

Original consultation

    * A consultation on the review of access to the NHS by foreign nationals

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Consultations/Responsestoconsultations/DH_125271

also refer original topic http://www.ukcab.net/forum/index.php?topic=679.msg1463#msg1463
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kevinkelleher
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Impact assessment of Exemptions for Failed Asylum Seekers - DOH
Reply #1 on: March 21 2011, 10:00 am

Regulations governing free access to NHS secondary care services in England do not differentiate between those who have exhausted the asylum process and been directed to leave the UK, and those who have exhausted the asylum process but are destitute, face recognised barriers to return and on that basis qualify for support from the UK Border Agency.   The Government believes that this position is anomalous and potentially leaves NHS staff in a difficult position in relation to charging people who are destitute and cannot leave the country.  It proposes to amend the charging regulations

Please note: page 1 of the attached document is a scanned image and has not been tagged for accessibility. If you require an accessible version of the page please email mb-web-feedback.dh.gsi.gov.uk

    * Download Impact assessment of Exemptions for Failed Asylum Seekers (PDF, 156K)


http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/DH_125280
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