International health -> international charging. A good idea in *theory*
However note if someone gives a false name how would they *know*??
I'm guessing this is for people who are getting *substantial* operations done inside the NHS.
But how is this *possible* when parts of the NHS are sending people to *France* due either to waiting times or expense.
How can a foreign patient roll up and get *this* level of service?
AFAIK the NHS still only has *informal* charge back arrangements with UK private health companies. If they f**k up they dump the case at the nearest NHS hospital but only 3 of them will *pay* the NHS to fix what they can't (although no doubt this is spelled out in the contract their customers signed). BUPA remains the the odd one out.
I'd like to see how many cases *they* dumped on the NHS last year, and weather they were foreign nationals. Heads they take the punters cash, tails they f**k up and still take the punters cash.
Overall it sounds a *whole* lot more BB than big society.
And that's *provided* they don't hand over the medial records because "How will we know if they have a medical condition if we can't see *all* their medial records just-in-case".