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Andrew's Feisty Argument With "Politically Obsessed" Nurse About Health Tourism
1 April 2017, 10:17
Andrew Castle locked horns with this "politically obsessed" nurse about health tourism in the NHS.
From today NHS hospitals in England must charge overseas patients upfront for non-urgent care if they are not eligble for free treatement.
The move comes as way to tackle 'health tourism' after a report from the Public Accounts Committee last month called for 'urgent action' to recover more money from overseas patients.
While most of Andrew Castle's listeners think this is a wise move, Adam, a nurse, phoned in to say it was a bad one.
But Andrew couldn't help but think Adam was using it as an excuse to slam the Tory party.