Destination United Kingdom
Why we consider United Kingdom for medical tourism
The UK leads the world in medical research, taking place at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge and the top London hospitals where penicillin was first discovered and the mysteries of DNA were unravelled. The UK’s private hospitals are among the very best in the world bridled with cutting-edge technology and medical equipment, and with some of the best healthcare professionals from all over the world.
Travelling to the UK for medical treatment also gives you the opportunity to tour the sights, take in the history and head for the fresh sea air of the coast. The UK countryside is a great place to relax and recover from your treatment amid miles of rolling hills, fields and ancient woodlands.
The UK offers facilities that are not just world-class but world-leading, backed by some of the best-trained doctors and surgeons in the world, along with an exciting choice of locations and activities to complete your trip, making it the perfect place for your healthcare tourism.
The United Kingdom is a world-leader in healthcare service & research, with doctors of exceptional pedigree & achievement. Home to ground-breaking discoveries such as penicillin, the UK remains a hub of scientific breakthrough, innovation & medical excellence.
The UK’s hospitals are among the very best in the world, with cutting-edge technology & facilities. British doctors are among the very finest in the globe.
By travelling to the UK for medical treatment, you can also enjoy also a great tourist experience. Britain has a wealth of cultural attractions, steeped in a rich, vibrant history. As with other Western destinations, however, treatment in the UK comes at a premium cost. Medical tourism to the Britain is ideally suited to those with a flexible budget.
Key strengths of the United Kingdom for Medical Tourism
- World-class medical facilities & healthcare professionals.
- 1st class healthcare infrastructure within both the public & private sector.
- English widely-spoken as the national language.
- Advanced technology with exceptionally-skilled practitioners.
- Spectacular tourist attractions, steeped in a rich cultural heritage.
Information for Travelers to UK
Cities In UK
Capital and largest city:
Other large cities:
International Dialling Code:
Birmingham; Manchester; West Yorkshire; Glasgow; Newcastle upon Tyne
USD 1 = Pound sterling 0.78
English, Welsh, Scots, Scottish Gaelic
Routine – Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine,
Vaccines – diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.
Hepatitis A – Hepatitis A outbreaks occur throughout the world and sometimes in countries with a low risk for hepatitis A. You can get hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in France, so talk to your doctor to see if the hepatitis A vaccine is right for you.
Hepatitis A – You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so this vaccine is recommended if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.
Rabies – Rabies is present in bats in France. However, it is not a major risk to most travellers. Rabies vaccine is recommended for only these groups:
- Travellers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for bat bites (such as adventure travel and caving).
- People who will be working with or around bats (such as wildlife professionals and researchers).
United Kingdom Visa for Medical Purposes
- In order to qualify for the Medical Treatment Visa, the applicant needs to comply with the following requirements.
1. Letter from a general practitioner who is a consultant for the NHS or on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council, confirming arrangements for private Medical treatment
2. Letter to state how long the treatment will last
3. Evidence of savings available to you to pay for your treatment;
4. If employed a letter from your employer granting leave of absence specifying how length of employment
5. If self-employed, evidence of business activities and financial standing
6. Evidence of any property owned in home country
7. If student, a letter from school or college stating course start and finish
8. Show family or social ties and responsibilities to return to
9. Evidence of travel plans made
10. Bank statements going back over a period of several months.
Service Providers In UK
Royal Berkshire Hospital (London)
Royal Berkshire Hospital, located in the English county of Berkshire, is part of England’s National Health Service. With 813 inpatient beds, sprawling medical infrastructure & a staff of over 5,000, Royal Berkshire has excellent service capacity – lending strong support to the UK’s health system.
Medical services provided by Royal Berkshire include:
- Acute medical services at Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading
- Ophthalmology services at Prince Charles Eye Unit, Windsor
- Dialysis services in Windsor
- Day surgery and acute outpatient services at West Berkshire Community Hospital
- Cancer, renal and outpatient services in Bracknell
- Outpatient services at Townlands Hospital, Henley
Catherine Middleton, the wife of Prince William, was born at Royal Berkshire Hospital, as was her sister Pippa Middleton.
Saint Mary's Hospital (Manchester)
Founded in 1790, Saint Mary’s Hospital is one of the UK’s oldest healthcare facilities, offering world-class medical services for women, infants and children. It is an internationally-recognized teaching hospital, operates its renowned Genomics Center.
Each year, Saint Mary’s delivers more than 13, 000 infants; conducts over 1, 400 surgical procedures & supports in excess of 120, 000 outpatients and antenatal appointments. It is one of Britain’s leading medical service providers.
The hospital has over 2000 staff, including doctors; nurses; midwives; scientists & clinical support professionals.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (Glasgow)
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is a NHS board in West Central Scotland, created from the amalgamation of NHS Greater Glasgow and part of NHS Argyll and Clyde on 1 April 2006.
It is the largest health board, lead by director Jonathan Best, It consists of the unitary council areas of the City of Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire and together with the towns of Chryston, Moodiesburn, Muirhead and Stepps in North Lanarkshire. It also provides some services to the East Kilbride area in South Lanarkshire.
Crossbasket Castle- Glasgow (Glasgow)
Steeped in history, Crossbasket Castle has many unique period features which have been restored to their original beauty using traditional craftsmen and materials. The Stewart Drawing Room is a perfect example of the quality of restoration featuring uniquely detailed cornices finished in gold leaf to ensure these features convey the magnificent grandeur typical of this era.
The perfect luxury retreat for guests looking for peace and tranquillity, Crossbasket features nine breath-taking en-suite bedrooms each decorated in a classical style and named in honour of a historical custodian of this magnificent castle. Each bedroom is individually crafted and strikes the perfect balance between traditional character and modern finishing.
The Chester Residence (Edinburgh)
The Chester Residence is a collection of 5 Georgian townhouses set in the stunning West End of Edinburgh. These chic 5 star (Scottish Tourist Board rated) designer suites blend seamlessly with attention to detail and a level of personalized service that ensures guests enjoy the highest standards, synonymous with The Chester Residence. Each suite is an oasis of tranquility, offering spacious, individually designed suites with all the benefits of a luxury hotel. The latest in room technology is provided including, Sky TV, Blu-ray DVD player. As our beautiful townhouses are listed, there is no elevator in them, but our Concierge will be happy to help with your luggage.
The Bath Priory (Bath)
Nestled within four acres of mature award-winning gardens and spacious terraces, The Bath Priory sets itself apart as a peaceful haven in a bustling city. The Georgian house of honey-coloured Bath stone enjoys a tranquil location just a short walk through Royal Victoria Park to Bath’s city centre. The award-winning spa has a selection of luxurious treatments, an indoor pool, pool-side sauna, elliptical steam pod and shower. From the moment you enter The Garden Spa by L’OCCITANE, fragrances transport you to Provence; the escape begins with scent. Every gesture, every ingredient, every ritual is drawn from a page of the L’OCCITANE grand herbarium, a resource of hundreds of essential oils and natural ingredients. Steeped in Roman history, the city of Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Roman Baths, Pump Rooms and Theatre Royal are noteworthy highlights alongside the city’s architectural merits including the Royal Crescent and The Circus
Morgan Price International Healthcare
Morgan Price was formed in 1999 to act as a product provider in the international health insurance market. We are what is know as a managing general agent (MGA) or managing general underwriter (MGU) which means we are not an insurer, but we act on behalf of insurers in terms of product design, administration, premium collection and where appropriate claims handling, with an amount of delegated authority from that insurer.
The products we sell are our products and the clients who buy them are our clients. We choose the most appropriate insurer (and other partners such as claims handlers) to provide the best service to our clients, and where they do not then we are able to change them.
Morgan Price International Healthcare’s Plans offer a comprehensive range of options to the expatriates, designed to give first-class medical care and peace of mind, backed by friendly, efficient and personal service.
Bupa Health Insurance
Bupa was created on 3 April 1947 with the founding purpose – ‘to prevent, relieve and cure sickness and ill-health of every kind’ – enshrined in our original constitution, combining a caring ethos with freedom of choice.
Originally called the British United Provident Association, Bupa was never actually a provident association itself. Four large associations (the Central Provident Association, the British Provident Association, the Oxford and District Provident Association and the Birmingham Extended Benefit Scheme) and other smaller associations and hospital contributory schemes came together to create Bupa a private company limited by guarantee without shareholders.
By July 1948 we had 38,000 customers and an 80% share of the private health insurance market. Today we serve more than 27 million people across the globe.
British Airways (BA) is the flag carrier and the largest airline in the United Kingdom based on fleet size, or the second largest, behind easyJet, when measured by passengers carried. The airline is based in Waterside near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport. In January 2011 BA merged with Iberia, creating the International Airlines Group (IAG), a holding company registered in Madrid, Spain. IAG is the world’s third-largest airline group in terms of annual revenue and the second-largest in Europe. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the FTSE 100 Index
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Back in the early 80s Richard Branson was probably best known for Virgin Records. In 1984, Richard announced to the world that a high quality, value for money airline would begin operating and Virgin Atlantic Airways was born.
By the end of the decade they had flown over 1 million passengers and started shaking up services onboard by being the first airline to offer individual TVs to their business class passengers.
In 1992 Virgin launched the first super economy service that went on to become their award winning Premium Economy. They spent most of the Nineties buying new planes, expanding their route network and generally breaking new ground in passenger service, both on the ground and in the air and in 1999 Richard sold a 49% stake in the company to Singapore Airlines.
Thomas Cook Airlines
Following the merger between Thomas Cook AG and MyTravel Group PLC to form Thomas Cook Group plc in June 2007, Thomas Cook Airlines was formed on 30 March 2008 by the merger of Thomas Cook Airlines UK Ltd and MyTravel Airways. The airline commenced operations in time for the summer 2008 season, with a fleet of Airbus A320, A321 and A330 aircraft along with Boeing 757 and 767 aircraft.
In 2013, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium, Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia and Condor merged into a single operating segment of the Thomas Cook Group. Thomas Cook Airlines carried around 6.4 million passengers during 2015, a six percent increase compared with 2014.