It was reported that since the referendum result, the NHS has seen a rise in EU nurses quitting and returning home. It's also possibble then, that non EEA nurses may quit as they don't see it finanacially viable to stay anymore. If the NHS is unable to recruit the dedicated staff, it is so in need of, then it doesn't matter how much cash you throw at it, it will always be under strain.
The NHS is a national service, not an International service. What I want to see is a system that is fare and where everyone contribute's to equally. When you hear the figures we are being charged by the EU to treat british citizens and what we are claiming back, why is there such a huge deficit? If the EU in general is more expensive than the UK for health care, then it's plausible that the NHS is being exploited by some EU citizens.
In my eyes, there is something very wrong with the current system. I hope this surcharge increase does not see non EEA nurses quitting or seeking recruitment from the UK. With the uncertaintity in the UK with brexit looming, the timing of this increase could not of come at a worse time.