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I am from greece and i have been leaving in uk for the last

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Hello,
My name is Christina.
i am from greece and i have been leaving in uk for the last 5 years. i now have a permanent post it in the nhs as a consultant radiologist. My brother, 39 years old, was recently diagnosed with testicular ca. I wanted to ask if he could be covered by nhs for the cost of his chemotherapies as he is a first degree relative.
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christina
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
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Expert:  Dr. K. replied 3 months ago.

No The NHS is a residency based care system. It can cover dependents but not relatives. Your brother can get an EHIC card and be eligible for care in the UK if he comes to visit.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
My brother has that card' Does that mean he can have his treatment in Scotland where i live?
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 3 months ago.

Here is a link that explains some of it

http://www.nhs.uk/chq/pages/1073.aspx?categoryid=68&subcategoryid=159

He can have treatment for a chronic or preexisting illness but cannot come to scotland just to start the treatment. He can have treatment as a visitor on a trip also.

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