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Health Services: Private Sector

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidelines the NHS issues to trusts on procedures for the recovery of debts incurred by private patients. (285461)

The Department does not provide specific guidelines to national health service trusts in respect of the recovery of debts incurred by private patients.

However, the Department does issue to NHS organisations a model financial governance framework that refers to debt management.