Reference 2018-94

REF:           2018-94

Subject:       Overseas visitors 

    

 

Request:

  1. The total income of the Trust each year.
  2. The number of overseas patients who were not entitled to NHS treatment, who were treated by the Trust. (under current overseas patient regulations).
  3. Of the patients data provided in question 2, the number of patients who still owe money to the Trust
  4. The total combined cost of treatment’s that the Trust was entitled to recoup from those patients.
  5. The amount of money that has to date been recouped on behalf of the Trust from those patients.
  6. The methods used or the name of any debt collection agency, or other agencies currently hired by the Trust to recoup money from overseas patients who were not entitled to NHS treatment.
  7. Do they receive a fee for this role or do they receive a percentage of money recovered.
  8. When they were employed.

 

 

Response:

1. The total income of the Trust each year. Under section 21 Information already available

http://www.boltonft.nhs.uk/reference-2018-28/

2. The number of overseas patients who were not entitled to NHS treatment, who were

treated by the Trust. (under current overseas patient regulations).

3. Of the patients data provided in question 2, the number of patients who still owe money to the Trust
4. The total combined cost of treatment’s that the Trust was entitled to recoup from those   patients.
5. The amount of money that has to date been recouped on behalf of the Trust from those

patients.

6. The methods used or the name of any debt collection agency, or other agencies currently hired by the Trust to recoup money from overseas patients who were not entitled to NHS treatment. CCI Legal
7. Do they receive a fee for this role or do they receive a percentage of money recovered. They receive a percentage
8. When they were employed. Not known exactly, at least 15 years.

 

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