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Out of Area Treatment

Health written question – answered on 19th October 2012.

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Photo of Tom Greatrex Tom Greatrex Shadow Minister (Energy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health

(1) pursuant to the answers of 12 July 2012, Official Report, column 325-6W and 21 June 2012, Official Report, columns 1106-7W, how many patients registered at an address in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland were referred to NHS services in England for residential treatment for each category of medical condition in each month since May 2007;

(2) what the total cost was for referrals of patients registered at an address in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland in each year since May 2007.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Department does not hold information about patients registered at addresses in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland who receive residential treatment in England or about the cost of referrals for patients registered in these counties who receive treatment at hospitals in England.

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