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Jersey And Guernsey

Volume 950: debated on Wednesday 24 May 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what services his Department provides (a) to the States of Jersey and (b) to the States of Guernsey; and what charges are made for such services.

The principal services provided by my Department to the States of Jersey and the States of Guernsey are as follows:—

  • (a) Pricing of pharmaceutical prescriptions and provisions of medical supplies purchased under NHS central purchasing arrangements. A charge is made for the full cost of both of these services.
  • (b) Treatment in NHS hospitals, under the terms of a reciprocal health care agreement, for residents of the Islands where treatment cannot be provided by the Islands' services. Costs are balanced against these incurred by the Islands' authorities in treating British visitors.
  • (c) Arrangements for medical examinations and other services under the terms of a reciprocal social security agreement, which provides that charges shall be waived.
  • (d) Use by the States of Jersey of the Department's computer installation to process social security information. A charge is made for the full cost of this service.