Reference 2017-93

REF:            2017-93

Subject:        Private patients

    

 

Request:

I write to ask you if you could kindly provide me with information under the Freedom of Information act. Please can you answer the following questions?:

 

  1. What were the total outgoings of the trust for the treatment and care of private patients in each year from 2010-11 to 2015-16 inclusive?
  1. What proportions of the outgoings for the treatment of private patients (discussed in question 1) were accounted for by (a) administrative costs and (b) capital and equipment replacement costs each year from 2010-11 to 2015-16 inclusive?
  1. What was the trust’s income from treating private patients in each year from 2010-11 to 2015-16?
  1. Does the trust have a policy or standard procedure to calculate the price of private treatment? If yes, what are the components of the calculation?

 

 

Response:

1. What were the total outgoings of the trust for the treatment and care of private patients in each year from 2010-11 to 2015-16 inclusive? Please see below the expense costs for the treatment and care of private patients in each year from 2010-11 to 2015-16 inclusive:-

 

Part 1

2010/11 – 117k

2011/12 – 214k

2012/13 – 105k

2013/14 – 84k

2014/15 – 58k

2015/16 – 61k

2. What proportions of the outgoings for the treatment of private patients (discussed in question 1) were accounted for by (a) administrative costs and (b) capital and equipment replacement costs each year from 2010-11 to 2015-16 inclusive? In terms of splitting down the above figures into the given categories we do not have this information available.
3. What was the trust’s income from treating private patients in each year from 2010-11 to 2015-16? Please follow the link to our Publication Scheme, section 2a:

http://www.boltonft.nhs.uk/about-us/freedom-of-information/publication-scheme/

4. Does the trust have a policy or standard procedure to calculate the price of private treatment? If yes, what are the components of the calculation? National Tariff plus 20%