The following table shows, for the years that are available, the total losses, bad debts and claims abandoned in relation to overseas visitors not entitled to free national health service hospital treatment that NHS trusts in England have recorded in their accounts. The Chairman of Monitor has provided similar data for NHS foundation trusts, which are also in the table.
The data may relate to treatment provided to overseas visitors in earlier financial years. Furthermore, since overseas visitors can include United Kingdom nationals visiting the UK, the data will not relate exclusively to foreign patients. The Department does not hold information centrally about the nationality of patients treated by the NHS.
|Overseas visitors: Losses, bad debts and claims abandoned|
|NHS trusts||NHS foundation trusts||Total|
|Source: NHS trust audited summarisation schedules and NHS foundation trust consolidated accounts (data are not available from NHS foundation trusts prior to 2007-08).|