I just read on BBC website that 90% of debt owed to London hospitals by foreigners for treatment is not collected. Hardly surprising. A few years ago my nephew broke his arm while visiting from a non-EU country and required treatment and an operation, at 2 separate hospitals. My brother told them that they were foreign and had insurance. Do you think anybody cared about payment? Not a peep. It wouldn’t happen in the private health sector – I can tell you that. In their home country I was rushed to hospital 2 years ago and asked for credit card payment in the ambulance! Time for real NHS reforms.