The UK Government recently announced that NHS hospitals in England will be required to charge patients from overseas upfront for non-urgent, planned care unless they are eligible for free treatment.
03 June 2016
National Assembly for Wales Research Service
Due to the length and porous nature of the border between Wales and England there is a significant population flow between the two countries, including for healthcare services. The increasing policy divergence between the Welsh and English health systems can mean that patients who rely on healthcare facilities across the border from where they live are uncertain about what they should expect. This paper aims to clarify the arrangements for cross-border healthcare between Wales and England, in terms of patients access to services and the commissioning arrangements between the Welsh and English NHS.
Cross-border healthcare (PDF, 1.50MB)