The Patients' Guide to Treatment Abroad

With many patients considering medical, dental or cosmetic treatments overseas due to long NHS waiting lists or high costs of private healthcare in the UK, The Patient’s Guide to Treatment Abroad aims to supply the information they need to make informed choices about treatment abroad.

The Patient’s Guide to Treatment Abroad is published by, the UK’s top website for independent advice on treatments, clinics, hospitals and doctors around the world.

The guide covers all aspects of medical tourism:

Considering treatment abroad
Page 4 - Will the NHS fund treatment abroad?
Page 6 - Is treatment abroad right for you?
Page 8 - Why choose dental treatment abroad?
Page 18 - Considering cosmetic surgery abroad?
Page 22 - What if something goes wrong?

Fertility treatment
Page 12 - Fertility treatment abroad

Checking out the facilities
Page 23 - Checking out the clinic or hospital
Page 26 - Checking out the surgeon or dentist

Working out the cost
Page 27 - Comparing providers and costs
Page 30 - Medical travel insurance
Page 31 - Working out the cost of treatment abroad

The guide explores a number of the most common treatments that patients seek overseas and contains a directory of overseas hospitals and clinics. The guide also provides a special focus on the medical tourism destinations of Portugal, Malaysia, Dubai, Croatia and Greece.

The Patients’ Guide to Treatment Abroad is completely independent, written by experts in the field and points out the potential risks as well as the benefits of travelling abroad for treatment. It can also be found in patient waiting areas across the UK.


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Why treatment abroad could be right for you

- Costs/NHS funding
- Choosing a clinic or surgeon
- What if something goes wrong?

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