Reference 2017-201

REF:            2017-201

Subject:        Foreign nationals

    

 

Request:

I request the following information:

1 Prior to April 2017, did the Trust have a policy for requesting the identification of foreign nationals prior to providing care?

2 In the 12 months to April 2017, did employees or others providing Trust services check any patients’ passports before giving them care?

If so:

2a Which services?

2b How many patients were asked for identification in the 12 months to April 2017?

2c How many were asked to provide passports?

2d How many of those asked to provide identification did not go on to seek care?

3 What preparations did you make for the new up-front charges for non-emergency care from April 2017?

To clarify these are the changes outlined in https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/overseas-visitors-and-migrants-extending-charges-for-nhs-services

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/590027/Cons_Response_cost_recovery.pdf

 

4 What projections or estimates have been made of:

4a The cost of implementation?

4b The revenue it will bring in?

4c The potential to deter people from seeking care and consequences on their health and public health?

4d Compliance with equality and discrimination rules?

5 How do you collect charges for overseas patients after care? Do you have figures and are they available for the cost of doing this, the revenue it brought in, the number of people contacted and the number who paid in the 12 months to April 2016?

 

 

Response:

Please find information attached.

2017-201-freedom-of-information-foreign-nationals [115 kb] PDF

 

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