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The NHS does not belong to doctors.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by gasbanni, 28 Jun 2019.

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  1. gasbanni

    gasbanni

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    It's the national health service not the international health service, if doctors don't want to charge foreign nationals then the doctors should pay for the treatment of foreign nationals.

    Tax payers pay the doctors wages they should have some gratitude, the nhs belongs to the nation not doctors who ae they to squander resources ?

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...verseas-patients-treatment-NHS-hospitals.html
     
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    You really are a very tedious individual aren't you, you sad old pathetic excuse of a human being.
     
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    Bloody right. They work for us. Why should we pay to cure the worlds sick?
     
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    Why do you say that? He's 100% right with his reasoning.
     
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    No he isn't, he is very far wrong from being even close to reasonable.

    Next time you need the help of a Doctor make sure you are carrying full documentation of your right to treatment on the NHS.
     
  6. Mottie

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    Patients are not required to give proof of entitlement in A&E or in the case of an immediate threat to life. I have to provide documentation when I want to take some rubbish to my local recycling centre, fly to Spain, hire a car, take out a mobile phone contract and in many other circumstances. I’d quite willingly provide proof of entitlement, if asked, in order to receive costly, long-term medical treatment. I can only assume that those that are unable or unwilling to do so are unable or unwilling to do so for a reason. Health tourists they’re called and they are costing the NHS, ultimately paid for by us, millions of pounds. What’s wrong with asking for that proof?
     
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    We don't, so the question is irrelevant.
     
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    Really?

    Unfortunately, I have been very ill over the last several years and have required many many hospital visits both planned and unplanned and several times now I have been asked to show my EHIC card to prove I am entitled to treatment, even in the ED. MRI, Stepping Hill, Salford Royal and Trafford General have all at one point or another asked me to produce my EHIC.
     
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    Yes, really. Read the article. "The only situations where this does not apply are those involving lifesaving procedures or treatment in A&E units."

    I’ve never, ever, in my 62 years on this planet been asked to provide proof of entitlement to treatment. I have been asked my date of birth and doctors surgery and then obtained my NHS number from that. Did you have any problem providing your proof? No? Good, there’s no problem then. If they did that for everyone, there’d be no health tourism and a lot more NATIONAL health service to go round for those that are entitled.
     
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    Do you rub everyone up the wrong way?

    You have said twice now that you do not have to provide proof of entitlement in certain situations. My experience has proved otherwise. Yes, really. Of course it is not a problem providing proof: I carry my EHIC in my wallet.

    It's just laughable of you to insist something is one way when I have found it different, then to state
    If there's no problem, you didn't need to spout this, did you?
     
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    Is it the Doctors job to ask it?

    At what stage of the treatment should they be asking it?

    Health tourism IS wrong & YES it is having a major effect on our NHS.

    But is it really the Doctors responsibility????
     
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    Why would you even have a EHIC in Britain? Did they think you were European.
     
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    I only carry my EHIC card when I’m on holiday. In Europe.
     
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    I have never been asked for proof, ever. They have needed to know which doctor's surgery, name and address, but that is only treatment related, not payment related.
     
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    Again, have you read the article? I suspect not.

    "EU citizens can also get it for free, provided they have an EHIC card. Everyone else should be charged up front before treatment begins and doctors, nurses and receptionists are legally obliged to check a patient’s status first."
     
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