About medical tourism
Medical tourism is becoming more popular with prices for treatment abroad becoming highly attractive for UK patients. It is believed that around than 60,000 people from the UK take advantage of the opportunities offered by medical tourism to travel for treatment abroad (Source: International Passenger Survey 2012).
Medical travel from the UK is on the increase. There are more medical tourism companies and agencies appearing. Recently, we have seen the introduction of the European Directive on Cross Border Healthcare which may make it easier for UK patients to obtain funding from the National Health Service for treatment in other EU countries.