Reference 2019-453

REF:            2019-453

Subject:        NHS charges for expat Brits

    

 

Request:

Can you please tell me for the years 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19?

1) How many British citizens have been denied non-emergency medical treatment by your trust due to their having resident status in a non-EEA country?

2) How many British citizens have been charged for non-emergency medical treatment by your trust due to their having resident status in a non-EEA country? Please state how many of these were a) under 13, b) 13-18 years old or c) retirement age 64+

3) What was the total amount charged in each of the three financial years to British citizens with resident status in a non-EEA country?

4) For the year 2018-19, please tell me the five biggest invoices sent to British citizens with resident status in a non-EEA country, and the service provided which incurred that cost – e.g. £10,000 – coronary bypass.

 

 

Response:    

1) How many British citizens have been denied non-emergency medical treatment by your trust due to their having resident status in a non-EEA country? Records are not kept of this information.

 

Any individual who is not ‘Ordinarily Resident’ whether British Citizen/non-EEA/EEA who is not exempt from charges are given the option to pay for non-emergency treatment.

 

Please see Department of Health and Social care Guidance on Overseas Charging Regulations 2015- amended 2017, Chapter 8 paragraph 2

Non-urgent treatment must not be provided unless the estimated full charge is received in advance of treatment.

 2) How many British citizens have been charged for non-emergency medical treatment by your trust due to their having resident status in a non-EEA country? Please state how many of these were a) under 13, b) 13-18 years old or c) retirement age 64+
 3) What was the total amount charged in each of the three financial years to British citizens with resident status in a non-EEA country?
4) For the year 2018-19, please tell me the five biggest invoices sent to British citizens with resident status in a non-EEA country, and the service provided which incurred that cost – e.g. £10,000 – coronary bypass.