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NHS writes off more than £40m

19th October 2011

Conservative MP Chris Skidmore has claimed that foreign nationals who are treated medically in the UK but do not pay their NHS bills have cost the service more than £40 million.

He discovered 118 trusts had written off £42 million and fears the total figure could be more than £50 million as he is still due responses from another 66 trusts. Health Minister Simon Burns said the Government was aware of the problem and was looking at banning foreign nationals from re-entering the UK if they had an unpaid bill for treatment on the NHS.


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