Health Services: Overseas Visitors

Health written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Shailesh Vara Shailesh Vara Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much of the cost of treating non-British residents on the NHS in North West Cambridgeshire constituency was recovered by charging the patient or the insurer in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Ann Keen Ann Keen Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Health Services), Department of Health

Information is not available in the format requested. The following table shows income recovered from overseas patients under non-reciprocal agreements, 2003-04 to 2008-09.

£000
Organisation 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Hinchingbrooke Healthcare NHS Trust 29 0 0 0 108 51
Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust 217 0 0 0 0 0
Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 74 0 0 0 0 0
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust 0 0 0 0 0 0
Huntingdonshire Primary Care Trust (PCT) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cambridge City PCT 0 0 0 0 0 0
East Cambridgeshire and Fenland PCT 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Cambridgeshire PCT 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Peterborough PCT 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 320 0 0 0 108 51
Notes:

1. For Cambridgeshire PCT and Peterborough PCT, the data prior to 2006-07 are the sum of the predecessor PCTs that were merged to form the new PCTs in October 2006.

2. The Department does not collect data from NHS foundation trusts. Where an NHS trust obtains foundation trust status part way through any year, the data provided is only for the part of the year the organisation operated as an NHS trust.

3.North West Cambridgeshire constituency is also served by the following NHS foundation trusts-in these cases we have provided data up to the point that they achieved FT status:

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This organisation achieved FT status in July 2004, therefore no data exists after the 2004-05 financial year.

The 2004-05 figure represents only the part of the year the organisation operated as a NHS trust.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. This organisation achieved FT status in June 2008, therefore the 2008-09 figure represents only the part of the year the organisation operated as a NHS trust.

Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This organisation achieved FT status in April 2004, therefore no data exist after the 2003-04 financial year.

4. In common with many other public and private sector organisations the Department only holds accounting data at organisation level for seven years, and therefore data are available only for the financial years 2002-03 to 2008-09.

5. Income from overseas patients under non-reciprocal agreements was not separately identified in the 2002-03 summarisation schedules and cannot be disaggregated from other income figures.

Source:

Audited summarisation schedules 2003-04 to 2008-09.

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