Hip Replacement Surgery In Spain For The NHS Patients
The NHS have postponed your surgery or visit to the specialist? You can save time and jump the NHS waiting list for a hip replacement surgery in Spain as there are no waiting lists for the NHS patients, and there are no delays.Many UK residents opted for surgical treatment at Corbiclinic in Valencia. A highly specialized transverse health care, a state-of-the-art medical technology for personalised treatments and diagnostics, a large team of highly specialized professionals of international prestige, added to a high level of quality of care that confirms the multiple accreditations and certifications
What is a hip or knee replacement?
A hip or knee replacement, also known as joint arthroplasty, is an orthopaedic surgery performed in order to restore the movement and relieve the pain of the joint. Joint replacement consists of changing the injured joint surfaces with an implant that acts as a new joint.
However, due to various medical conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or osteonecrosis, the cartilage get damaged and can no longer perform its function. Doctors suggest hip or knee arthroplasty when all other conservative treatments and pain reliefs have failed.
Joint replacement in Corbiclinic (Spain) for NHS patients
Planned surgery in Spain for NHS patients? Is that possible and who can get it? If you require surgery or any medical treatment? You can receive it in Spain. If you are on NHS waiting list the switch to Spain is even easier. Are you on the NHS waiting list for arthroplasty and you do not wish to wait- we have a solution. You can receive your planned joint replacement if you spend more than 6 months in the UK per year. That means, if you have a property in Spain, but have not moved there permanently you are still eligible for NHS treatment. So you can choose to have it done in Spain and enjoy the recovery process there.
How to apply for the NHS refund for treatment received in Spain?
You can apply for the NHS refund prior to surgery. In order to seek permission from the NHS before you go to Spain, you will need to have a medical report confirming your condition and surgery required. You can obtain medical documents from your NHS specialist, GP, a private specialist in the UK or specialist from any EEA country. The NHS usually takes up to four weeks to issue permission and guarantee refunded, that usually is around £6500.
Planned surgery in Spain for NHS patients
Planned surgery in Spain for NHS patients? Is that possible and who can get it? Do you require an orthopedic surgery? You can receive it in Spain. If you are on NHS waiting list the switch to Spain is even easier. Are you on the NHS waiting list and you do not wish to wait, you have a right to go to Spain to receive planned surgery? You can receive your planned surgery like hip replacement, knee replacement, hernia or gallstone surgery if you spend more than 6 months in the UK per year. That means, if you have a property in Spain, but have not moved there permanently you are still eligible for NHS treatment. So you can choose to have it done in Spain and enjoy the recovery process in one of the most beautiful cities in the Mediterranean.
Claiming a refund for treatment received in Spain
The EU Directive is giving all people legally living in the UK receive planned treatment in Spain. You just have to live in the UK and you can apply for reimbursement from the NHS. EU Directive gives NHS patients the right to receive planned, emergency and unplanned healthcare services in Spain. Treatment can be both in state and private clinics in Spain.
How to apply for an NHS refund for treatment received in Spain?
In order to apply for the reimbursement of your medical costs from Spain, you will need to complete a form! After that, you will need to send the form to NHS England together with medical documents and original receipts/proofs of payment.
The rules on how to claim a refund from the NHS for treatment received in Spain are quite complex. If you don’t follow the correct procedures you will end with refund application rejection. In addition, rules and conditions of the NHS refund are different and depend on the area you live in. Because NHS England has a hundred different regional bodies with their own rules and conditions of refund.
Who can apply for NHS refund for treatment received abroad?
- All patients legally living in England;
- British citizenship is not required;
- Permanent resident status not required;
- You do not need to have an employment contract.
In other words, you need to live in the UK and have a right to access NHS services.
Criteria to be eligible for NHS refund:
- You have to able to prove that you live in England;
- Provided medical documents from Spain containing, medical condition, diagnosis, and treatment received;
- Provide original receipts, invoice and proof of payment;
- The treatment has to be available under the NHS in your area.
- The NHS limits reimbursement is limited to the cost of the same or similar treatment according to NHS tariffs.
Why should you go for private treatment abroad?
You can get private treatment abroad for any medical condition, providing you can pay for it. This could include treatment abroad in a private specialised hospital, by a clinic or state hospital abroad. Of course it can include any of the treatments at Corbiclinic, where we are specialized in orthopedic treatments.
Why go for private treatment in Corbiclinic?
At Corbiclinic we do not have waiting lists and we may plan your treatment for next week. Dr. Corbi is highly specialized in hip and knee surgery with more than 200 surgeries a year.
We plan your surgery the day you choose. We take care of helping you choose the hotel that best suits your needs. We put at your disposal a transfer for your trips around Valencia. Our physiotherapists will assist you in a personalized way to start your recovery process
Treatment quality abroad is the same or even better guaranteed aftercare from NHS if necessary. Treatment abroad could be an affordable alternative and can help you avoid the NHS waiting list.