Consultation on Extending Charges to Migrants and Overseas Visitors

A consultation on the charging of migrants and overseas visitors using NHS services entitled ‘Making a Fair Contribution’ was ran by the Department of Health from 7th December 2015 and ended 7th March 2016.

It was aimed at gathering views on extending charges to overseas visitors and migrants to recover costs. It sought views on proposals extending this charge including exploring changes in:

  • primary care
  • secondary care
  • community healthcare
  • current residency requirements

In the West Midlands, the following responses were produced:

Joint voluntary sector response

Royal College of General Practitioners Response

Public Health England West Midlands Response