NHS expected to fund treatment for UK patients abroad

The European Commission is today expected to unveil a package that could remove obstacles for UK patients wishing to travel for treatment in other European Union countries

In some circumstances, patients will be able to travel to other European Union countries for treatment and will be able to reclaim the cost of treatment from the NHS.

It is expected to include a legal framework for the reimbursement of treatment where it takes place elsewhere in the European Union, common principles in terms of guaranteeing patient safety and ensuring quality and continuity of care and the establishment of European Reference Networks, which would create a concentration of expertise, training and resources for specific diseases and health issues.


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