25% bonus for hospitals that recoup EU patient costs

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New financial incentives are to be used to encourage NHS trusts to report treatment of EU nationals, as part of a drive to recoup up to £500 million a year from overseas patients.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced that trusts will be offered a premium of 25% on top of the tariff which they receive for providing treatment if they report that it was given to a citizen of one of the 27 other EU member states.