Overseas Visitors Cost Recovery - e-Learning for Healthcare
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About the Overseas Visitors Cost Recovery programme

This e-learning package is intended for Trust staff directly involved in the process of recovering treatment costs from overseas visitors and migrants (Overseas Visitor Managers (OVMs) and frontline administrative staff) and staff who want to learn more about the charging rules and their role in supporting their Trust to implement them. There are sessions that are targeted for specific audiences, including OVMs, frontline staff and clinicians.

  • Why cost recovery is important and who we recover costs from

  • How we recover costs from overseas visitors

  • Roles and responsibilities for Overseas Visitor Managers

  • Roles and responsibilities for Clinicians

  • Roles and responsibilities for Administrative Staff

  • Equalities and Vulnerable Groups

  • Implementing The Charging Rules: Charging Categories And Financial Incentives

  • Implementing The Charging Rules: Estimating Charges For Overseas Visitors And The Billing Process

  • Implementing the Charging Rules: The Patient Record and Editing Chargeable Data

More information

The Department of Health is working to improve the systems for charging overseas visitors and migrants for their NHS healthcare in England. The principle that the NHS is free at the point of delivery for residents will not be undermined by this work. We aim to support and reinforce the principle of fairness by ensuring that everyone who can should contribute to the cost of the NHS.

The Cost Recovery Programme was introduced in summer 2013. The programme’s measures are designed to improve cost recovery from chargeable patients. We introduced the NHS (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2015 (the Charging Regulations) on 6th April 2015.

Our e-learning is designed to support NHS organisations in their implementation of the Charging Regulations.

Contact the Cost Recovery team

Email us: nhscostrecovery@dh.gsi.gov.uk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nhscostrecovery

Our blog: nhscostrecovery@dh.gsi.gov.uk

How to access

In order to access any e-LfH programme, you will need an e-LfH account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

Register >

If you already have an account with e-LfH, then you can enrol on to the Overseas Visitors Cost Recovery programme by logging in to the e-LfH Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section.

Access for NHS healthcare staff in England

The Overseas Visitors Cost Recovery programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this e-Learning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

Watch our video

Click below to watch our video on the Cost Recovery Programme, and find out more on the role of clinical staff in ensuring that everyone who can does contribute to the cost of the NHS.

e-LfH is a Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies