To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was of reimbursing health care treatment received by UK nationals resident in (a) each EEA/EU country and (b) Switzerland under EU Regulations 883/2004 and 987/2009 and Directive 20011/24 under the (i) European Health Insurance Card, (ii) S1 and (iii) S2 schemes in each of the last five financial years.
As insurability under European Union law is not determined on the basis of nationality, it is not possible to provide information on the reimbursement costs under EU Regulations 883/2004 and 987/2009, and Directive 20011/24 under the European Health Insurance Card, S1 and S2 scheme. Other Economic European Area (EEA) countries and Switzerland reimburse the United Kingdom for the cost of the National Health Service providing treatment to people they are responsible for under EU law, including UK nationals insured in another EEA country or Switzerland, irrespective of nationality.
The following table provides information on the numbers of S2 forms issued.
Financial years April-March
Note: It is possible that issued S2s to customers have not been used
Information on S2 arrangements approved retrospectively is not available.
The following table provides information on the numbers of S1 forms registered by individuals in Foreign Authorities (FA) for whom the UK is responsible under the EU law.
Registration In Financial Years April-March
Registered by FA
Source: OHT, DWP
Note: Data is from 1 April to 31 March
Data above includes forms issued E106, E109, E120, E121, E122 and S1, these exclude PRC, E123, DA1, E112 and S2.
Timeline of data
2011 to 2012
OHT moved to Washington and staff training started. There were low skill levels in this period.
OHT had a back log of work which was taken on and cleared by staff in Porth.
Registrations start to level out.
The following list provides information on how many European Health Insurance Cards were issued in the last five years:
Source: NHS Business Services Authority