• POSTbrief on Outward Medical Tourism will present recent data suggesting that there is an increasing number of UK citizens travelling abroad for medical treatments.
  • Poland, Hungary, Romania, Turkey, and Spain were among the most visited countries for medical treatments in 2016.
  • In production: To contribute expertise, literature or an external reviewer please email Dr Peter Border 

A POSTbrief on this subject will investigate and present recent data suggesting that there is an increasing number of UK citizens travelling abroad for medical treatments. Poland, Hungary, Romania, Turkey, and Spain were among the most visited countries for medical treatments in 2016.

Work on this area is timely given the recent upswing in the numbers of UK citizens travelling abroad for medical tourism and can examine the reasons for and the potential risks of seeking treatment abroad as well as look at the possible impacts on the NHS.