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NHS Trusts: Private Patients

House of Lords written question – answered on 17th November 2003.

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Photo of Baroness Noakes Baroness Noakes Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether National Health Service trusts are required to keep any records showing the financial result of the services offered to private patients; and, if so, what form those records take.

Photo of Lord Warner Lord Warner Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

National Health Service trusts are required to include their income from private patients in their audited accounts and the amount of bad debt written off for private patients. The Department of Health has not, for some years, required NHS trusts to submit trading accounts for their private patient services.

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