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NHS not ready to take on pensioners living in the EU; HEALTH NEWS.

Byline: DR MIRIAM STOPPARD

The NHS could be stretched to breaking point by ex-pats returning to the UK.

UK health services do not have the resources to care for the 190,000 British pensioners currently living in other EU countries if they have to return, peers have been told in their inquiry into Brexit and reciprocal healthcare. The Nuffield Trust's Mark Dayan said: "For us, the biggest concern is to retain access to S1 [the certificate of entitlement to healthcare in another EU country] for British pensioners already in the EU.

"The NHS is not in a position where it can deal with a large influx or people who have a perfect right to use the NHS."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 3, 2017
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