Overseas visitor management teams at NHS mental health trusts
Gwnaeth Sarah Steele y cais Rhyddid Gwybodaeth hwn i Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Dear Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust,
I write to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on how you have instituted overseas patient charging and the costs of your overseas visitor management team at your trust, if you have one. Please can you tell me:
1) Whether you have an overseas visitor management team or a similar team? If NOT, who then is in charge of overseas patient charging in your trust in line with changes advised in the Department of Health's Draft guidance on implementing the overseas visitor charging regulations, 2017?
2) What is the cost of the current team for the preceding year, or if established only recently following the changes in 2017, its cost of set up and estimated costs for 2017/2018? (Note: this cost could include salaries, but also overheads including facilities and equipment used).
3) What, if any, charges have been levied to overseas patients in your trust by this team, and how much of this has been recouped?
Dear Ms Steele
Thank you for your request for information regarding overseas patients.
Your request was received on 13/09/2017 and I am dealing with it under the
terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
You will receive the information requested within 20 working days unless
the Trust does not hold the information or there is a reason for it to be
withheld. I will write to you in any event.
Accessibility requirements: If you have any requirements regarding the
format any information should be supplied in, e.g. the language to be
used, audio, large print, verbal explanation and so on, then please let me
If you have any queries or concerns then please do not hesitate to contact
me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
Further information about your rights is also available from the
Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's Office Wycliffe
House Water Lane Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or
01625 54 57 45 or www.ico.gov.uk
Trust FOI Officer
Trust FOI Officer
Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust
50 Summer Hill Road
Tel: 0121 301 1291
e-mail: [email address]