GPs bribed by foreigners to get on to their practice

Posted: October 3, 2012 in NHS WATCH

Panorama investigation uncovered a thriving black market in which foreign patients are buying their way on to GP surgery lists for up to £1,000 a time.
Once registered with a practice patients can be seen by GPs and potentially referred for expensive hospital treatment.
Earlier this year an investigation by Pulse magazine estimated that over the last three years health tourists had been given free hospital treatment worth £40m.
By law, only patients who have lived in the UK for the past year are entitled to free hospital treatment on the NHS.



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