Eligibility for NHS secondary care
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Relatively straightforward for those who are clearly eligible, at least in terms of who is eligible (although what they are eligible for is more complicated).
For those who do not clearly meet residence etc. criteria, e.g. asylum seekers (especially those who's asylum claim has been turned out) this is much less clear, and a recent (early 2009) court of appeal decision has not made things any clearer.
From 1 October 2012 an amendment to the NHS (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations means that HIV treatment is no longer chargeable to any overseas visitors.
- ↑ a b Lancet. Care for vulnerable migrants in the UK. Lancet 2009;373(9671):1224-1224 (may require subscription)
- ↑ Department of Health. HIV treatment for overseas visitors: Guidance for the NHS. London: Department of Health, 2012 (September); 1-7 <ref>
- [[Eligibility for NHS primary care]]
- [[NHS and private care]]
- [http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Healthcare/Entitlementsandcharges/OverseasVisitors/Browsable/DH_074376 <I>Are you taking up or resuming permanent residence in the UK? Rules, procedures and documentation on access to hospital and primary health care, NHS charges and exemptions.</I>] Not dated. Last viewed 2010 (31 July).
- [http://www.dh.gov.uk/health/2012/05/updated-hospital-charging/ ''"Updated guidance to NHS on the overseas visitors hospital charging system. 31 May, 2012"''] from [[Department of Health]]
- [http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/337/aug01_2/a1111 BMJ article: 'NHS Care for Overseas Patients: Free for all']<ref>[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?itool=abstractplus&db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&dopt=abstractplus&list_uids=18676446 Cassidy J. Free for all? BMJ (Clinical research ed.). 2008; 337:a1111.]<small>(Epub) </small></li></ol></ref>