Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_5914

Date Request Received: 10/11/2020 09:27:43

Date Request Replied To: 20/11/2020 10:14:36

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Request Summary: Message Exchange for Social Care & Health (MESH) tool

Request Category: Private Individuals

Question Number 1:
this Trust currently uses the Message Exchange for Social Care & Health (MESH) tool to identify overseas visitors who may be eligible for NHS charging.
I would like to FoI request answers to the following six questions relating to the use of this tool:
1. When did the Trust adopt this tool?
Answer To Question 1:
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust has not adopted the MESH tool to identify overseas visitors who may be eligible for NHS charging.
Question Number 2:
Please provide copies of any meeting minutes or email correspondence with the Department of Health and Social Care or NHS England pertaining to the adoption or ongoing use of the MESH tool. Please also provide any documents/guidance sent to your trust regarding this.
Answer To Question 2:
Question Number 3:
Please provide copies of any documents outlining the rationale for the adoption and use of the MESH tool by the Trust. If available please include equality impact assessments, data protection assessments, and any local policies about the use of the MESH
Answer To Question 3:
Question Number 4:
How frequently are patient records submitted to MESH? i.e on a daily/weekly basis.
Answer To Question 4:
Question Number 5:
What patient information is submitted to the MESH tool?
Please supply screenshots of an empty submission template if available
Answer To Question 5:
Question Number 6:
Does the Trust upload the electronic records of all patients accessing Trust services to the MESH system? Yes/No
- If no, what criteria/algorithm does the Trust use to determine which patient records are uploaded? Please provide a copy of any policies or documents specifying the criteria determining which patient records are submitted to the MESH tool.
Answer To Question 6:
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