July
13
2017
Author
Doctors of the World
Amendment of NHS Charges to Oversees Visitors

From August 2017, healthcare charges will be introduced for services provided by all community health organisations in England except GP surgeries.  Any organisation receiving NHS funding will be legally required to check every patient before they receive a service to see whether they should pay for their care and, in some circumstances, patients will be charged for accessing these services. 

 A wide range of health services may be affected, such as health visiting, school nursing, community midwifery, community mental health services, termination of pregnancy services, district nursing, support groups, advocacy services, specialist services for homeless people and asylum seekers.