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Overseas students to get free UK health care

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 01 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:0309312b
  1. Upasana Tayal1
  1. 1London

Under new proposals announced by the government, overseas students on a full time course of study in England and Wales will be exempt from NHS charges.

Currently overseas students who study at a recognised educational establishment are not exempt. In the consultation document published by the Department of Health, health minister John Hutton outlined plans aimed at ensuring that the NHS …

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