Are 'health tourists' really that big a deal?

Michelle McGagh
Jeremy Hunt
Jeremy Hunt

For anyone who has struggled to get an appointment with the GP or had to wait hours to be seen in A&E the idea of cracking down on Britain's 'health tourists' seems like a way to unburden a seriously overburdened system.

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has already proposed charging non-EU migrants £200 a year to access the NHS as a way to protect British taxpayers and the 'national treasure' which is our health service.