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Cost of Overseas Office and amount of money recouped under the Immigration Act

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Dear Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust,

I would like information regarding how much money overseas visitors managers (OVMs) with the Trust have recouped from overseas visitors between 01 October 2014 and this date, 07/09/2015.

I would also like to know a figure, possibly an estimate figure, as to how much the establishment of an OVM team has cost the Trust between those dates.

Yours faithfully,

Ruth Atkinson

foi rf (ROYAL FREE LONDON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Ruth

Firstly I would like to apologise for the delay in acknowledging your request.

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act received on 9 Sep 2015. The reference for this request is 851

You will receive a response from us within 20 working days (7 Oct 2015) or an explanation as to why this is not possible.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

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foi rf (ROYAL FREE LONDON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Ms Atkinson

Further to your request for information please see the response below. The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust acquired Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust on 1 July 2014. This response covers all sites managed by the trust.

Your question
I would like information regarding how much money overseas visitors managers (OVMs) with the Trust have recouped from overseas visitors between 01 October 2014 and this date, 07/09/2015.

The response
£1,012,000

Your question
I would also like to know a figure, possibly an estimate figure, as to how much the establishment of an OVM team has cost the Trust between those dates.

The response
Approximate cost for the period mentioned is £93,000.

Your appeal rights

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Yours sincerely

Alison Macdonald
Acting trust secretary

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