Salisbury Foundation Trust

FOI_4778

Internal Reference Number: FOI_4778

Date Request Received: 24/12/2018 08:36:50

Date Request Replied To: 25/01/2019 09:30:51

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Request Summary: Charging overseas visitors for NHS services / Information specific to maternity services

Request Category: Charities







 
Question Number 1:
1.Please provide information as to whether the Trust has issued or adopted any local policies, instructions or guidance, published or unpublished, concerning the application of NHS Overseas Visitors Regulations 2015 (as amended) and/or the application of the national guidance from the DOHSC as described above.
a. If so, please provide a copy of the same.
b. If not, please confirm that no such policies, instructions or guidance are held.
 
Answer To Question 1:
The Trust uses the DoHSC published guidance and leaflets and posters. It has also held briefing sessions with operational staff where the attached document was circulated. FOI 4778 Overseas Visitors - Guidance v2.pdf
 
Question Number 2:
Please provide information as to whether the Trust has issued or adopted any local policies, instructions or guidance to those providing maternity services within the Trust concerning the operation of Regulation 9 (f) (i) – (iv) of the NHS Overseas Visitors Charging Regulations, namely the exemption for “services provided for the treatment of a condition caused by (i) torture; (ii) female genital mutilation; (iii) domestic violence; or (iv) sexual violence, provided that the overseas visitor has not travelled to the United Kingdom for the purpose of seeking that treatment”.
a. If so, please provide a copy of the same.
b. If not, please confirm that no such policies, instructions or guidance are held.
 
Answer To Question 2:
The Trust uses the same guidance for these issues for overseas visitors as for all other women.
 
Question Number 3:
We further request a copy of any standard pro forma used at the a woman’s first ante natal booking appointment with maternity services.
 
Answer To Question 3:
#NOANSWER#129533 Salis SAL255 Maternity Booking Pack.pdf
 
Question Number 4:
Within maternity services provided by the Trust, for the years 2016 - 2017 (separately) what was the percentage of women attending their booking appointments at:
a. 10 weeks gestational age and over (total)
b. 10 weeks +1 day – 12 weeks +6 days
c. 13-20 weeks
d. Over 20 weeks
 
Answer To Question 4:
We cannot give this information in total
However in 2016 10.24% of bookings were over 12 weeks and 6 days
of that 10.24%, 3.99% were late bookers and 6.25% were transfers in who had booked elsewhere.
In 2017: 9.55% of women booked after 12 weeks and 6 days
Of that 9.55% 3.5% were late booking and 5.81% were transfers in and had booked previously elsewhere.
 
Question Number 5:
For the same period what percentage of the above women at 4 (a) - (d) were subject to charges for NHS maternity services?
a. 10 weeks gestational age and over (total)
b. 10 weeks +1 day – 12 weeks +6 days
c. 13-20 weeks
d. Over 20 weeks
 
Answer To Question 5:
This information has not been able to be obtained via current information systems
 
Question Number 6:
For the same period what percentage of the women at 4 (a) were deemed to be a ‘high risk’ pregnancy in accordance with NICE guidelines?
a. 10 weeks gestational age and over (total)
b. 10 weeks +1 day – 12 weeks +6 days
c. 13-20 weeks
d. Over 20 weeks
 
Answer To Question 6:
The department is unable to assimilate this information in this format.
Please see attachments:
FOI 4778 Overseas Visitors - Guidance v2.pdf
129533 Salis SAL255 Maternity Booking Pack.pdf
 
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