List of National Contact Points

Article 6  is a key provision of the Directive. It provides for the creation, in each Member State, of National Contact Points (NCPs) for providing information to patients and the public.

NCPs must have facilities to provide the information and practical assistance that patients need to make an informed choice while seeking care abroad, such as information on healthcare providers, applicable quality and safety standards in the delivery of care, patients’ rights, etc.

The list of National Contact Points is available on the website of the European Commission, and can be downloaded at the following link:

http://ec.europa.eu/health/cross_border_care/docs/cbhc_ncp_en.pdf