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Oman: the end of outbound medical travel

When the delayed compulsory health insurance launches and with the healthcare sector set to undergo a major expansion, the end of most outbound medical...
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No more UK state-funded medical travel?

Until Brexit, the UK funded via the NHS 1,300-1,500 UK residents per year to travel to other EU member states for procedures unavailable in...

Medical travel: from crisis to opportunity

The pandemic was a global crisis for organisations operating in medical travel. Emerging successful from such events, suggests Ian Youngman, is down to how...

Good news and bad news for medical travel

As borders reopen to tourism in most countries, will medical tourism experience boom or bust? Ian Youngman shares his good news and bad news...

Russia’s invasion: impact on medical travel

The immediate effect of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia and Belarus on medical travel goes well beyond the obvious. Ian Youngman looks at...

Zimbabwe: a future medical travel destination?

Zimbabwe medical tourism is currently only outbound. There may be opportunities to promote the country as a destination for localised medical tourism, if some...

Medical travel promotion in 2022: a futile task?

As the world returns to normal, including threats of war, medical tourism is facing up to a new era. Promoting medical travel in the...

A new definition for medical travel in 2022?

Medical tourism is often described as travelling from one country to another, but often forgotten is travelling for treatment within a country. So where...

Medical tourism: managing the money flow

When targeting international patients, a healthcare organisation should ask: Will we get paid? How will we get paid? And by when?  At the recent...
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Fertility travel in a post Covid era

The pandemic forced fertility clinics, particularly ones which relied on international patients, to adapt. Speaking at the LaingBuisson Fertility Forum 2021 earlier this month...