31 décembre 2013

NHS charges likely to hit overseas students

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/magazine/graphics/logo.pngBy David Matthews. International students could be hit by new healthcare charges for migrants in the UK. Yesterday the government announced that it was extending charges, including for accident and emergency treatment, as part of a “clampdown on abuse” of the National Health Service.
Under the changes, students from outside the European Union, alongside other migrants and visitors, will face charges for minor operations carried out by a general practitioner and accident and emergency services, although “no one will be turned away in an emergency”, according to a statement from the Department of Health. More...

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