Overseas patients owe more than a million pounds to the NHS in Scotland, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Scotsman report:

The NHS in Scotland is chasing more than £1.1 million in debts from overseas patients, sometimes amounting to tens of thousands of pounds in each case, figures show.

Data revealed from Freedom of Information requests show across Scotland NHS boards are at present trying to claw back £1,148,308 for the cost of treating foreign patients.

A number of boards revealed large debts ranging from about £3,000 to more than £78,000 for treating a single patient.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.