Health Secretary determined to stop abuse of health service

Plans have been put forward to curb so-called health tourism, where visitors come to the UK for free medical treatment.

The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says he wants to ensure that people who visit the UK contribute to the NHS in the same way as British taxpayers.

However, there are concerns that restricting access to health care could put lives at risk, and that doctors could end up having to police the system.

Mr Hunt says he is determined to stop the abuse of the health service.