Letters Overseas visitors and free NHS care

Author’s reply to Rollin and Narula

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1992 (Published 10 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1992
  1. Julian Sheather, deputy head, BMA Ethics Department1
  1. 1BMA, BMA House, London WC1H 9JP, UK
  1. jsheather{at}bma.org.uk

We are struggling a little to identify Rollin and Narula’s genuine points of contention.1 2 We started from the position that questions about the allocation of public goods such as healthcare are political and matters for parliament. Our, surely unremarkable, next step was to suggest that some political decisions may generate conflict for professional ethics. The respondents imply, …

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