2019 Report details for project: Visitor and Migrant NHS Cost Recovery Programme

Project name: Visitor and Migrant NHS Cost Recovery Programme - there are 4 reports for this project: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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Organisation: DHSC (D12) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2019 (data is from Sept 2018)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: To improve cost recovery from visitors and migrants (both EEA and non-EEA) in England to ensure that only those eligible receive free NHS healthcare.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Green
DCA text: The Programme has made considerable strides in implementing the June 2018 IPA Gateway Review recommendations, actively involving its Board members in the process. It has reviewed its governance structure and extended the scope of its membership to ensure it has the appropriate representation to support and facilitate the delivery of its objectives. A Memorandum of Understanding has been agreed between the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS Improvement to fully support the front-line in embedding the 2017 Regulations; ensuring future cost recovery policy requirements are communicated and understood as the UK exits the European Economic Area and with a specific remit on normalising cost recovery into business as usual practice. NHS Improvement has recruited a specialist team to deliver these objectives and early engagement with Trusts is underway. Joint working with NHS Improvement and NHS England to develop a transition plan and supporting communications strategy which aims to deliver the Programme’s benefits is near completion and will be implemented following board ratification
Start date: 2013-09-01
End date: 2019-03-31
Schedule text: The programme is working to define and agree a transition plan with its Board members and commence the phased transition to NHS Improvement who continue to support local providers of NHS services, disseminating best practice and supporting trust boards. As part of this transition, it is now expected that the Programme will continue to support improvements to cost recovery until at least March 2020 to ensure that the health and care system is able to deliver the required policy following the UK's exit from the EU.
Baseline: £7.62m
Forecast: £7.62m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%
Whole Life Cost: £33.15m
WLCost text: There has been a large underspend in the whole life cost. The programme’s budget is agreed each year and will carefully consider its bid for 2019/20 in light of transitioning the programme to NHS Improvement and creating a culture of business as usual by the end of March 2020.
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