Cross Border Healthcare and Patient Mobility in Europe – UK Department of Health paper

Cross Border Healthcare and Patient Mobility in Europe – UK Department of Health paper

In October 2013, the UK Department of Health published a paper on “Information to accompany the implementation of Directive 2011/24/EU – on patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare.”

The purpose of this information document is to explain the rights and entitlements of patients, to help all relevant parts of the NHS understand the obligations set forward by a new EU Directive on cross-border healthcare, and to appreciate how the broader aspects of patient mobility in Europe – under the freedom to provide services provisions of the EU Treaty – impact patients and the system as a whole.

The Cross Border Healthcare and Patient Mobility in Europe paper can be accessed through the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/252940/Cross_Border_Healthcare_Information.pdf