Reference 2017-541

REF:            2017-541

Subject:        Overseas visitors

    

 

Request:

  1. What policies, guidelines, protocols or standard procedures are in place to support staff to identify and then charging overseas visitors? This includes guidelines/protocols/procedures:
  2. used to identify those who are potentially chargeable (under NHS charging provisions*)
  3. used to identify vulnerable / exempt groups
  4. to identify those with asylum applications under process during the time chargeable care was accessed
  5. What policies, guidelines, protocols or standard procedures are used by the hospital trust to determine whether care is urgent/immediately necessary?

DEFINITIONS

* NHS charging provisions: 

The “NHS charging provisions” are

(a) section 175 of the National Health Service Act 2006 (charges in respect of persons not ordinarily resident in Great Britain);

(b) section 124 of the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006 (charges in respect of persons not ordinarily resident in Great Britain);

(c) section 98 of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 (charges in respect of persons not ordinarily resident in Great Britain);

(d) Article 42 of the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 (S.I. 1972/1265 (N.I. 14)) (provision of services to persons not ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland)

 

 

Response:

Please find information attached.

2017-541 – FOI Request – Overseas visitors [110 kb] PDF

 

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