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Programme Access

How do patients access the programme?
 
A patient can have access to health care services in UK as a Government sponsored patient after successfully going through the procedure outlined below.
  • Patient must be receiving treatment in Government Health Care entity in Malta and must be under the care of a local Government employed Consultant.

  • Patient must have received all possible treatment and has undergone all possible investigations locally.

  • The local Consultant requests that patient be referred for further treatment when all local options have been exhausted, patient will be referred for further investigations and/or treatment in a UK NHS hospital.

  • Patient’s caring consultant will fill in a referral form for consideration by the Treatment Abroad Committee. A medical summary shall be drawn up and attached to the referral form.

  • The referral form should be endorsed by the Clinical Chairperson of the referring specialty.

  • Referral form and medical summary will be reviewed by the Treatment Abroad Committee who will take the ultimate decision whether patient is approved for treatment in the UK

  • Medical records and scans are sent to UK for evaluation and advice by UK Consultants.