Proof of ID may be needed for NHS care, says health chief
Patients could have to show proof of identity to get some NHS care, the senior civil servant at the Department of Health has said.
Chris Wormald said the the NHS has "a lot further to go" in reclaiming money for treating foreign visitors.
He told the Public Accounts Committee it was a controversial move but already happening in some NHS trusts.
Committee chair Meg Hillier expressed concern that some British residents may not be able to provide sufficient ID.
'Big difference' Mr Wormald, permanent secretary at the Department of Health, which is responsible for the NHS in England,... read more
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