Having private surgery abroad

A number of patients are indicating they want to go abroad for medical procedures and there are some things you should be aware of if you’re considering this. Your treatment abroad is considered private treatment and the cost of any pre-op or post-op treatments such as blood tests or x-rays, will also need to be factored into your costs. A recent notification from Scottish Government states that local health boards and general practitioners may not be responsible for routine pre and post operative care.  Please read the following document from the Scottish Government Privately funded treatment abroad Further information can be found on the NHS Inform website, along with help and advice and pointers on what to consider before you make your decision Surgery abroad without NHS referral | NHS inform