St Ann’s Hospital
By email: request-431424-
St Ann’s Road
Our Ref: FOI-KL-1147-13.09.17
25 September 2017
Dear Sarah Steele Re: your application under the Freedom of Information Act for information regarding
I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by Barnet, Enfield and Haringey
Mental Health Trust under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 received on 13
You requested the following information:
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Department of Health's Draft guidance on implementing the overseas visitor charging regulations,
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?
We have dealt with your request under section 1(1) of the Freedom of Information Act which
entitles you to be provided with any information held by a public authority, unless an appropriate
Please find below our response:
The Trust does not have an Overseas Visitor Management team. The Trust’s Head of
Contracts is in charge of overseas patient charging in the Trust.
Chairman: Michael Fox
Chief Executive: Maria Kane.
The Trust does not charge overseas visitors directly. Any recharges are made through our
clinical commissioning groups for the costs of treating overseas visitors. This is in line with
DH guidance for mental health trusts.
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r write to: Information Policy Team, The National Archives, Kew,
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU
The Trust provides a complaints procedure for the Freedom of Information Act and if you are not
satisfied with the response, you should write to the Chief Executive at the address shown at the top
of this letter.
If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of the complaints procedure, you can appeal to the
Information Commissioner, who will consider whether the Trust has complied with its obligations
under the Act, and can require the Trust to remedy any problems. You can find out more about
how to do this, and about the Act in general, on the Information Commissioner’s website at: www.ico.org.uk.
Complaints to the Information Commissioner should be sent to: First Contact
Team, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
Corporate Services Manager