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GPs to check on patients' migration status

Issue No. 2360

The government is ratcheting up pressure on GPs to check the immigration status of patients using the NHS. 

Tory health minister Jeremy Hunt plans to introduce a registration and tracking system. 

This panders to the far right Ukip and will lead to black and Asian people being targeted.

Just 0.03 percent of the annual NHS budget is spent on sick people who are not officially entitled to free care and haven’t yet paid. 

Hospitals are already asking for proof of address and passports for appointments.

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Tue 2 Jul 2013, 17:43 BST
Issue No. 2360
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