Costs charged to and recovered from foreign patients 2014-present

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Dear Barts Health NHS Trust,

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I would like to request the following information:

1) Costs recovered from private patients at Barts Trust from the year 2014-present
2) Costs charged to foreign patients of Barts Trust from the year 2014-present
3) Costs recovered from foreign patients of Barts Trust from the year 2014-present.

I would like to receive the information in an electronic format. If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable time frame, or the request is too broad, I would be very grateful if you could provide assistance as to how I could refine it.

Many thanks,

Sydney Diack

Dear Sydney Diack ,

Your Request for Information: FOI-0224-19

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Maria Björklund
FOI Co-ordinator
Barts Health NHS Trust
9 Prescot Street
E1 8PR

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Dear Sydney Diack

The Trust has received your request, however, before we can provide information we require some clarification from you.

Please can you clarify what you mean by 'costs recovered'? Do you mean the amount of cash received?

Please can you clarify what you mean by 'cost charges'? Do you mean value of invoices raised?

In accordance with the FOI Act, your request will be put on hold while we wait your clarification and the clock restarted once clarification has been received.

Yours sincerely

Maria Björklund
FOI Co-ordinator
Barts Health NHS Trust
9 Prescot Street
E1 8PR

T: 020 7480 4866
Website: www.bartshealth.nhs.uk
[Barts Health NHS Trust request email]
   
Please note our new Records Management email address – [email address]

See our Records Management pages on the intranet here.

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Dear Maria,

Thank for your reply. To clarify -

-By 'costs recovered' I mean the amount of money received from migrants from the years 2014-present
-By 'costs charged' I mean the amount billed to migrants from the years 2014-present.

Best regards,

Sydney

Dear Sydney

Thank you for your clarification. The Trust will now proceed to process your request.

Yours sincerely

Maria Björklund
FOI Co-ordinator
Barts Health NHS Trust
9 Prescot Street
E1 8PR

T: 020 7480 4866
Website: www.bartshealth.nhs.uk
[Barts Health NHS Trust request email]
   
Please note our new Records Management email address – [email address]

See our Records Management pages on the intranet here.

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Dear Sydney

The Trust requires some additional clarification from you.

You have asked for 'Costs recovered from private patients at Barts Trust from the year 2014-present'

Your other questions refer to 'foreign patients', which we have interpreted as Overseas visitors. Please can you clarify whether your question about private patients refer to all private patients (foreign and domestic) and whether by 'foreign patients' you mean Overseas visitors. (See the follow link for more information: https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio... )

In accordance with the FOI Act and the FOI Code of Practice, your request will be put on hold while we wait your clarification and the clock restarted once sufficient clarification has been received.

Yours sincerely

Maria Björklund
Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
Barts Health NHS Trust
9 Prescot Street
London, E1 8PR

T: 020 7480 4866
Website: www.bartshealth.nhs.uk
[Barts Health NHS Trust request email]
   
Please note our new Records Management email address – [email address]

See our Records Management pages on the intranet here.

Dear Maria Björklund

My question about private patients refers to both foreign and domestic, and by 'foreign patients' I mean patients who do not have a UK passport or indefinite leave to remain - I think these categories qualify as 'Overseas Visitors', but please do correct me if I'm wrong. Apologies for the lack of clarity.

Yours sincerely,

Sydney Diack

Dear Sydney Diack

Thank you for your clarification. We are just finalising the information and hope to be able to respond shortly.

Yours sincerely

Maria Björklund
Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
Barts Health NHS Trust
9 Prescot Street
London, E1 8PR

T: 020 7480 4866
Website: www.bartshealth.nhs.uk
[Barts Health NHS Trust request email]
   
Please note our new Records Management email address – [email address]

See our Records Management pages on the intranet here.

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Dear Sydney Diack

Please find attached the Trust's response to your request.

Yours sincerely

Maria Björklund
Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
Barts Health NHS Trust
9 Prescot Street
London, E1 8PR

T: 020 7480 4866
Website: www.bartshealth.nhs.uk
[Barts Health NHS Trust request email]
   
Please note our new Records Management email address – [email address]

See our Records Management pages on the intranet here.

Dear Maria Björklund,

Thank you very much for this, and for your ongoing help.

Best regards and happy holidays,

Sydney