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Overseas Visitors (Health Care)

Volume 19: debated on Monday 1 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what measures he proposes to introduce to monitor temporary resident forms completed by general practitioners to ensure that the patient is an overseas visitor staying with resident relatives; how many such forms were lodged in 1981; and if he will make a statement.

The place of origin of the subject of a temporary resident claim by a general medical practitioner, and his relationship with the person or persons with whom he temporarily resides, has no relevance to the question of payment or otherwise of such a claim by a doctor for treatment. This information is not available centrally and there are no proposals to collect it.