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House of Commons Hansard
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Health Services: Overseas Visitors
11 November 2009
Volume 499
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To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 9 September 2009, Official Report, column 1985W, on health services (overseas residence), what estimate he has made of the (a) non-reciprocal income received and (b) bad debts and claims abandoned in respect of overseas patients in relation to Newark in each of the last 10 years. [299165]

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None of the national health service organisations serving the Newark area, as shown in the following list, reported any income from overseas patients under non-reciprocal agreements in any year going back to 2002-03. Similarly, none of these organisations reported any bad debts written off in respect of overseas patients in any year going back to 2002-03. Information before 2002-03 is not available centrally.

NHS organisations covering Newark:

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Nottinghamshire County Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Bassetlaw PCT

Newark and Sherwood PCT

Central Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

King’s Mill Centre for Health Care Services NHS Trust

Notes:

1. This data is not held for foundation trusts. Therefore, data for Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for 2008-09 and 2007-08 is not included.

2. In April 2001, Central Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and King’s Mill Centre for Health Care Services NHS Trust merged to form Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust.

3. Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was authorised as a foundation trust on 1 February 2007.

4. The Nottinghamshire County Teaching PCT was formed in October 2006 following the merger of six former PCTs: Ashfield, Broxtowe and Hucknall, Gedling, Mansfield District, Newark and Sherwood, and Rushcliffe.

Source:

Audited summarisation schedules

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health with which countries the UK has bilateral health agreements under paragraphs 4(m) and 4(o) of the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 1989. [299167]

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Under Regulations 4(m) and 4(o), the United Kingdom has bilateral health agreements with the following countries:

Regulation 4(m) nationals of European Economic Area countries:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus (Southern), Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Switzerland by special arrangement.

Regulation 4(o) Other bilateral healthcare agreements:

Anguilla, Armenia*, Australia, Azerbaijan*, Barbados, Bosnia*, British Virgin Islands, Croatia*, Falkland Islands, Georgia*, Gibraltar*, Isle of Man, Kazakhstan*, Kyrgyzstan*, Macedonia*, Moldova*, Montenegro*, Montserrat, New Zealand*, Russia*, Serbia*, St. Helena, Tajikistan*, Turkmenistan*, Turks and Caicos Islands, Ukraine* and Uzbekistan*.

Note:

Those countries marked with an asterisk apply to the nationals of those countries and UK nationals only. The others cover those countries’ residents, irrespective of nationality.