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Following the European Directive on cross-border healthcare NHS patients are now granted fundamental right to purchase healthcare services across the EEA and the right to apply for reimbursement from their home system. 

The EU directive gives you the right to purchase healthcare services in another EEA country and apply for reimbursement from the NHS, as long as the treatment is medically necessary and would be made available to you under the NHS. It covers both treatment given in state-run hospitals and private service providers.In most cases, you will have to pay the costs upfront. You can claim reimbursement when you return, up to the amount the treatment would have cost under the NHS.

Prior authorisation may be required in some cases. This will confirm whether you are entitled to the treatment and the level of reimbursement you can expect.

This information is sourced from NHS Choices Website so please refer to it for more detailed information.