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Health: Republic of Ireland

Volume 717: debated on Monday 8 February 2010


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 20 January (WA 264), how NHS staff find out whether someone seeking scheduled medical treatment in the United Kingdom is an Irish citizen; what criteria or documents they use to confirm that someone is an Irish citizen; and which parts of the National Health Service have the facility to record E112 forms submitted by Irish citizens electronically. [HL1532]

It is for each member state to establish entitlement before issuing an E112. It would therefore be for the Irish authorities to establish eligibility in such circumstances. E112 forms are recorded via the overseas visitor treatment portal, which is a secure web based system available to all authorised National Health Service staff in acute and mental health trusts.