Request regarding Overseas Visitors entitlement to free healthcare.

Published: 5 May 2021

Information requested

How much is estimated should be collected from those not eligible to free healthcare from the NHS. How much in revenue is collected by NHS authorities from those who are not eligible to free healthcare? What controls and processes are in place to ensure that those who are supposed to pay, do so?

NHSCFA response

I am writing to advise that NHS Counter Fraud Authority does not hold information of the description specified in your request.

Responsibility for implementation of the overseas visitor charging regulations lies with the Department of Health and Social Care.

I would therefore suggest that you redirect your request for information to the Department of Health and Social Care.

The contact form for freedom of information requests can be found here:

Department of Health and Social Care - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

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