Healthcare facilities in the UK are considered to be one of the best in the world, attracting patients from around the world. This increases demand for healthcare other tourism related services. Medical tourists usually access private sector resources as patients usually travel for tertiary sector services.
The strength of UK’s healthcare system lies in its ability to offer some of the best medical services worldwide. UK’s unparalleled quality of healthcare services has made medical tourists from different corners of the globe look past the cost concerns.
In the UK the healthcare industry is largely provided by the National Health Service (NHS). The National Health Service provides free healthcare to all permanent residents of the United Kingdom. Private health care and a wide variety of alternative and complementary treatments are available for those willing to pay.
Medical Tourists who enter the United Kingdom to receive private medical care in prearranged medical institutions are expected to hold a medical visitor visa. These individuals are expected to prove that they can fund expenses during their stay, and that they do not suffer from any terminal illness. It is advisable to contact an embassy, consulate, or similar expert in visa requirement, prior to traveling for your care.