What about our health/medical cards? I'm sure I've still got an old card type from many years ago that had my NHS number on it?There is a scheme that does this but until the NHS staff get used to making sure that people are covered like they do in other countries the tax payer is going to be out of pocket and also missing out on treatment because others have got there first. Couple of years ago someone ran up a bill for thousands of ££ because the baby she delivered while here on holiday was in intensive care for months. No insurance and no funds. Perhaps they should ask at the point of entry if you have insurance.
To others from outside the Uk our health service is FREE as they have never paid anything into it. They just arrive and head for the Hospital.
Perhaps we should all have ID Cards then you can just show your card and get treatment BUT the Human Rights lobby and other organisations don't like that because they think BIG BROTHER is watching. He is but I am not that bothered by it.
OK, so it's an ID card of sorts, but at least its a start and it could be specific to health needs only. I wouldn't be bothered about showing a health ID card or similar when needing treatment at a British GP surgery or at a British hospital in an emergency. After all, we usually carry our plastic driving licences in our wallets together with all the usual banking cards etc., and if you're abroad you also take your passport with you. It shouldn't be such a big deal to adopt something like this?