Consultation outcome

EU directive on patients' rights to healthcare in other European countries

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

This document provides a summary of responses to the consultation, with details on how the consultation was carried out, and sets out the final approach to transposition (implementation) of the EU Directive. A total of 31 responses was received - the responses were broadly supportive of the government’s proposals.

Detail of feedback received

A summary of the feedback is included in the full outcome document.

Original consultation

Summary

Asks for feedback on the government's suggested approach to implementing EU Directive 2011/24/EU.

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Consultation description

This is a consultation on the government’s suggestions for implementing the EU Directive 2011/24/EU. This directive concerns patients’ rights to cross-border healthcare in other member states of the European Economic Area.

We are seeking views on:

  • centralising cross-border administration at the NHS England from 1 April 2013
  • setting up a cross-border healthcare National Contact Point for England (within NHS England) by October 2013
  • improving information on patients’ rights and entitlements
  • provisions for dealing with patients from other countries who want to use NHS facilities under the terms of the Directive
  • how the processes of prior authorisation and patient reimbursement should work

An impact assessment is also available.

Documents

EU Directive on Patients' Rights in Cross-border Healthcare: Equality analysis

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The National Health Service (Cross-Border Health Care) Regulations 2013: Draft Statutory Instrument

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Published 28 March 2013
Last updated 13 September 2013 + show all updates
  1. Added government response to consultation.
  2. Added a link to the impact assessment on legislation.gov.uk
  3. First published.