Consultation outcome

Migrant access to health services in the UK: consultation

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

We consulted on proposed new legislation which would require temporary migrants to make a financial contribution towards the cost of healthcare in the UK.

The response gives details of the responses received and sets out:

  • how the proposed immigration health surcharge will work
  • proposed changes to the ‘ordinary residence test’

It also gives detailed responses to issues raised and summarises the feedback that was received from organisations and individuals. A policy equality statement is annexed.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

The government is seeking views in this consultation on proposals to change the basis on which migrants access health services

Documents

Controlling immigration: regulating migrant access to health services in the UK - consultation document

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Migrant access to health services - written ministerial statement

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Consultation description

These proposals respond to longstanding public concern that the current rules regulating access to those services are both too generous, particularly when compared with wider international practice, and poorly applied.