Research Contract Migrant Access to the NHS

Research Contract Migrant Access to the NHS

There is therefore a need to understand the extent of the problem, in terms of the numbers and types of users either accessing free services fraudulently, or because: • they are not identified as chargeable • even though identified as chargeable they fail to pay • they are currently exempt but may not be in the future.

Quantitative Assessment of Migrant Access to the NHS

Reference number: DH_ 58937

Deadline date:05/07/2013

This deadline is for… 12 Noon on 5.7.2103

Contract value:£0 – £50,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: London

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: Department of Health

 

Description of the contract

Data on the number and types of migrants in the UK is limited. Within the area of the NHS, migrant data is not routinely captured and can often be of low quality due to the difficulties and processes of tracking and follow up of these users. Additionally, there is limited ability to capture those who are using the service as illegal immigrants. Consequently, the NHS has little robust evidence to understand the amount of money spent on those who are not entitled to free healthcare or to prioritise action to combat any abuse of the system. There is therefore a need to understand the extent of the problem, in terms of the numbers and types of users either accessing free services fraudulently, or because: • they are not identified as chargeable • even though identified as chargeable they fail to pay • they are currently exempt but may not be in the future The initial stage (Phase 1) of this work has already been commissioned and is underway to be completed by 23rd August. This qualitative research will help get a better understanding of the size and extent of the issue. It will also feed into this Phase 2 quantitative analysis to provide a realistic estimate of the current cost to the NHS of spending on services for those who are currently eligible for free NHS treatment but may be liable for charging in the future and also those who are currently not entitled to free NHS care. It will also look at future costs of these groups to the NHS.

 

Classification of the contract

72316000 Data analysis services

79311410 Economic impact assessment

79311400 Economic research services

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 22/07/2013 – 13/09/2013

 

Who to contact

Contact name Sue Mulcock

Organisation name Department of Health

Address , SE1 6LH

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How to apply

This procurement exercise will be completed via the DH eTendering portal (BMS) and tenderers wishing to be considered for this contract must submit their response via BMS. The BMS reference number for this exercise is 58937 Tenderers should visit https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health/about/procurement to register and download instructions on how to respond. If you require assistance, please contact the Supplier Helpdesk on 0113 254 5777 or supplier.helpdesk@dh.gsi.gov.uk. This helpdesk is available 10:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays.