Should NHS patients have to show their passport?
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Should NHS patients have to show their passport?

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 told a Commons committee it was a controversial move but already happened in some NHS trusts.

Mr Meirion Thomas, a cancer surgeon, says he personally saw some patients who were engaged in "health tourism". He tells the Today programme people should have to show two forms of identification - a passport and a utility bill - in order to be treated.

  • 22 Nov 2016
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