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Medical tourism : Press articles

UK newspaper articles on medical tourism

Medical tourism has attracted a great deal of attention in the UK press. If you are considering going abroad for surgery or treatment then you may find these articles on medical tourism of interest.


Several of them contain "real life" stories of people who have chosen to travel abroad for services such as orthopaedic surgery, cosmetic surgery, dentistry and infertility treatment.







Britons flock abroad just to see the dentist Daily Express 26 October 2008
Health tourism: Have your eyes done, then see the fjords Daily Telegraph 20 October 2008
Is medical tourism worth the risk? The Tiimes 18 October 2008
Why it’s all smiles for tooth tourism Sunday Times 24 August 2008
Advice for patients Hemel Today 7 May 2008

How safe is surgery abroad?

Daily Mirror 20 March 2008
High costs and long waits force patients abroad The Independent 11 March 2008
Superbug fear drives NHS patients abroad Evening Standard 11 March 2008
'I flew to Hungary to have my teeth fixed.' Mail on Sunday 13 January 2008

Patients go abroad as dentists' fees soar

Daily Telegraph 11 January 2008
Patients cutting costs by going abroad Independent 11 January 2008
EU crossborder scheme to ease medical treatment HospitalHealthcare.com 19 December 2007

Patients to beat NHS queues in EU plan for open health market

The Times 18 December 2007

Plan would give UK patients free care in EU

Sunday Telegraph 25 November 2007
'Too fat' woman gets op overseas  BBC 19 November 2007

Doctor's diary

Daily Telegraph 5 November 2007

Patients losing faith in the NHS, claims survey

Sunday Telegraph 3 November 2007
Record numbers go abroad for health treatment with 70,000 escaping NHS Daily Mail 29 October 2007
70,000 Brits have ops overseas The Sun 29 October 2007

British health case studies

Sunday Telegraph

29 October 2007

India offers hope for those too sick to wait

Sunday Telegraph

29 October 2007

Fears and frustrations driving patients abroad

Sunday Telegraph

29 October 2007

Record numbers go abroad for health

Sunday Telegraph

29 October 2007

Lack of NHS dentists forces patients abroad

Daily Telegraph 22 October 2007
A holiday in hospital: would you go abroad for your treatment? The Independent 14 October 2007
Long distance surgery is a snip The Tiimes 13 October 2007
Medical tourism set to change US health care NewsReleaseWire.com 30 September 2007
Packing dental treatment with tourism The Hindu Business 24 September 2007
Go abroad for medical care Miami Herald 24 September 2007
Patients prefer Treatment Abroad Gulf News 24 September 2007

Open wide for your next holiday

The Observer

23 September 2007

Heading abroad to see the dentist

Mail on Sunday

26 August 2007

In search of sun, sand and surgery

Sunday Times

26 August 2007

The One Show 


30 July 07

Medical tourism’s popularity on the rise 

Financial Times

22 June 2007

Hungary's tooth tourism 

Sunday Times

27 May 2007

Stressed Britons opt for 'well-being' breaks

The Independent

14 May 2007

Surgical breaks on rise as hols offer new look

The Guardian

18 April 2007

Britons go abroad for healthcare

BBC News

18 April 2007

Doc Holiday

Daily Mirror

18 April 2007

Travel is the best medicine for Britons

Daily Telegraph

18 April 2007

Wish you were here ... in hospital

The Daily Mail

17 April 2007

Britons go abroad to beat MRSA

The Daily Mail

14 April 2007

Poll claims 50,000 get surgery abroad

The FT

14 April 2007

Where to ... get the cheapest boob job

The Guardian

4 March 2007

Health tourists are worth their weight in gold

The Scotsman  14 Jan 2007

Need a dentist? Come to Croatia

BBC News 12 December 2006
Have sickness, must travel Sunday Times 3 December 2006

Buenos Aires or bust

The Guardian 24 October 2006
The international health service: plan to give British patients the right to treatment abroad The Independent 7 September 2006

NHS patients make beeline for Belgium

Sunday Times 6 August 2006
Patients could be reimbursed for surgery abroad The Guardian 16 May 2006
Delayed NHS patients can have operations abroad, court rules The Times 16 May 2006
NHS patients can reclaim private costs Daily Mail 16 May 2006
Postcards from the knife edge

Daily Telegraph

6 May 2006
The international health service: is medical tourism ethical?

The Independent

2 May 2006
Have teeth, will travel The Times 20 March 2006
Health tourists sign up for sun, sea and surgery The Independent 26 February 2006
New rush to foreign hospitals Sunday Times 19 February 2006

Facelifts in Delhi, tummy tucks in Cape Town: UK's cosmetic tourists go worldwide

The Independent

11 September 2005

Coronation Street hip op plot highlights pitfalls for medical tourists

Irwin Mitchell - Press Release

 27 June 2005

GPs shocked by number of health tourists

Daily Mail

26 May 2005

Package holiday surgery to beat NHS queue

Daily Mail

14 May 2005

Medical tourism is becoming a common form of vacationing

Healthcare Management (India)

15 March 2005

Is health tourism the future?


1 February 2005

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