NHS hospitals are getting even worse at clawing back money for foreigners’ healthcare, despite ministers’ pledges to stamp out health tourism.

A £600million ‘health tourism gap’ sees the UK paying out £20 for the healthcare costs of Britons who fall ill on the continent for every £1 it gets back for the NHS treatment of European visitors.

The disparity is even worse than it was two years ago, when Britain paid out £16 for every £1 it got back.

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