Reference 2017-278

REF:            2017-278

Subject:        Private healthcare




Could I please be provided with the following data?

  1. A database (in Excel-readable format ) of all cases in which patients were sent to private healthcare facilities from NHS facilities covered by this FOI address from 1/1/2014 until 1/5/2017. This should include:


  1. Incident or record number as per your own system
  2. The date of the referral
  3. The department from which the patient was referred
  4. The facility to which the patient was referred
  5. The reason or explanation given for the referral
  6. The cost of the referral
  7. If possible, I would appreciate the data in this form:



Date Department Facility referred to Cost of referral Reason given







The number of referrals made to private facilities has continued to decrease during the specified time period.


Please find information attached.

2017-278 – FOI request – Private healthcare [13 kb] Ms Excel