Proof of Entitlement to NHS treatment

Mark Paul made this Freedom of Information request to Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

On what basis do you ask SOME patients to prove their entitlement to NHS treatment, while letting others off the hook?

What criteria do you use to determine WHICH patients need to be asked to prove their entitlement?

Do you routinely ask ALL patients for proof of residency and entitlement?

Or are there specific red-flags that make you select only a few patients for this inquiry?

Your Overseas Visitors Team should be able to give a clear idea of what criteria are used, and what happens if the patient is offended and refuses to comply with a request from yourselves.

Yours faithfully,
Reverend Mark Paul

Dear Reverent Mark Paul

Thank you for your request for information that was received on 21/05/19 , this is being dealt with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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Kind regards

Sarah

Sarah Bonham |Freedom of Information Officer | Information Governance ||Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Rothwell Road, Kettering. NN16 8UZ | Tel:  01536 492000

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northants NN16 8UZ Tel: 01536 492000

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Catherine Wright |Freedom of Information Officer | Information Governance
||Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Rothwell Road,
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