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Many grassroots GPs may back the Government's migrant levy - but they won't if they have to police it

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This is the 21st Century. Its cheaper for me to attend medical conferences abroad as the flights and hotels are cheaper than UK trains and hotels. While I am abroad I access cheaper dental care. So it is the same for overseas visitors, who travel cheaply from any where in the world to access free health care, this is unsustainable. The registration process in primary care is not fit for purpose. Its possible to register as any name and any sex !, just ask your clerical staff. ID cards will have to be introduced with NHS numbers on, and a central database provided that surgeries and hospitals can contact to confirm a patients entitlement - the same process for all - so no discrimination.

Posted date

23 Oct 2013

Posted time

7:38pm

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