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GPs ´refuse to treat immigrants
as NHS too generous on
foreign nationals´

Telegraph [UK], by Rebecca Smith

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 1/17/2013 2:39:24 PM

Half of GPs believe the NHS provision for immigrants is too generous, a survey has suggested, as many now break the rules by refusing treatment to those who cannot prove residency. While NHS hospitals are allowed to charge foreign patients for treatment if they do not come from a country with a reciprocal arrangement, GPs are forced to take on people without charging. A survey of GPs has found that the majority think this is too generous and the rules should be changed. Some family doctors are asking some patients for proof of residency before allowing them to register

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Ooo, A little revolt is brewing. Good for them--may it spread far and wide.

Perhaps we can change things here too. (That was sarcastic. We serfs are not permitted to issue or contravene Executive Orders.)

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: civilservant, 1/17/2013 2:45:23 PM     (No. 9122539)

HEY!! NHS GP´s!!!
You are SUBJECTS of a Socialist Government!
Shut up and do it for free!!!!!!!!
S/O, but still LOL!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 1/17/2013 3:00:09 PM     (No. 9122575)

Stop LOL, dear chap, you´ll do yourself an injury. The current government of the United Kingdom is a coalition with the majority being Conservative. The socialist Labour Government was voted out a couple of years ago (after 13 years) and the Cameron government is very busy trying to unravel all the socialist Gordian knots so cunningly contrived by Labourites.

By the way, Britons have not been referred to as "subjects" for quite some time. The term in use these days is "citizens." (Perhaps because they have not been subject to the whims of the President, er, I mean Monarch, for a very long time.)

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Reply 3 - Posted by: civilservant, 1/17/2013 3:24:37 PM     (No. 9122622)

Sir, I bow to your superior knowledge of all things British, but frankly I am none too impressed with Mr. Cameron´s conservatism.
And having followed much of the UK´s folderol regarding the NHS, it seems to me that far too many GP´s were singing it´s praise........and none had any bad words for that bizarre NHS encomium during the opening of the Olympics.
I´ll give the Brits this: They do not seem too happy about having to bow to Brusssels.
A bientot!!


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Reply 4 - Posted by: Foggybottom, 1/17/2013 7:40:00 PM     (No. 9123060)

I believe the real conservatives in Britain are associating themselves to UKIP.

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