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Health: Non-UK Residents

Volume 711: debated on Wednesday 3 June 2009

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To ask Her Majesty's Government why no healthcare reimbursement money was sought from Poland in 2006–07 and 2007–08. [HL3876]

The United Kingdom did not make claims against Poland in 2006-07 and 2007-08 either because no citizens from there were treated by the National Health Service, the necessary data were not captured to allow the UK to make a claim or claims are still being assessed. The department is currently piloting an improved overseas visitor data capture process in a number of NHS trusts and intends to roll this out across the NHS in October this year.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 18 May (WA 260), why no healthcare reimbursement money was sought from Latvia in 2007–08; and how many Latvians were treated in the United Kingdom that year. [HL3877]

The United Kingdom did not make claims against Latvia in 2007-08 either because no citizens from there were treated by the National Health Service, the necessary data were not captured to allow the UK to make a claim or claims are still being assessed. The department does not collect data centrally on the number of Latvian citizens treated in the UK for any particular year. The department is currently piloting an improved overseas visitor data capture process in a number of NHS trusts and intends to roll this out across the NHS in October this year.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 18 May (WA 260), why no healthcare reimbursement money was sought from Lithuania in 2007–08; and how many Lithuanians were treated in the United Kingdom that year. [HL3878]

The United Kingdom did not make claims against Lithuania in 2007-08 either because no citizens from there were treated by the National Health Service, the necessary data were not captured to allow the UK to make a claim or claims are still being assessed. The department does not collect data centrally on the number of Lithuanian citizens treated in the UK for any particular year. The department is currently piloting an improved overseas visitor data capture process in a number of NHS trusts and intends to roll this out across the NHS in October this year.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 18 May (WA 260), which European Economic Area countries were recorded as having no citizens treated by the National Health Service in 2007–08. [HL3879]

The department does not currently collect data centrally on the number of foreign nationals treated by the National Health Service for any particular year. This information is held by individual trusts. The department is currently piloting an improved overseas visitor data capture process in a number of NHS trusts and intends to roll this out across the NHS in October this year.