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General Practitioners: Foreigners

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department collects information on the number of foreign nationals in England registered with general practitioners. (156397)

[holding answer 8 October 2007]: The Department does not hold this information centrally.

The Department is currently undertaking a review of access to the national health service by foreign nationals, the review is being conducted jointly with the Home Office Border and Immigration Agency and will cover access to both primary and secondary care.