Cross Border – EU
Although European citizens have long had access to healthcare in other EU Member States, their rights and entitlements have evolved considerably following a series of European Court of Justice rulings in recent years. These provisions have been incorporated into EU law through Directive 2011/24/EU and the National Health Service (Cross Border Healthcare) Regulations 2013.
The Optical Confederation has produced guidance on these regulations which is available via the link below. This guidance covers England, Wales and Northern Ireland; separate guidance is available for Scotland.