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My brother is living in Greece. Today he is undergoing an

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My brother is living in Greece. Today he is undergoing an operation in Athens to correct a hip replacement. The cost of the operation is £12,000. He has a NHS number. I can find lots of information on visitors to this country but nothing about ex-pats. I am providing costs. Is there any provision for me to recover my money. Help!
JA: The Doctor can help. Just a couple quick questions before I transfer you. Has your brother discussed the operation with a doctor?
Customer: Not in UK.
JA: Has he seen a doctor about this?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else in his medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: The medical advice is available to the Greek doctors. He has been living there for some years. The hip replacement was done in Greece.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Jenny replied 2 months ago.

Hello my name is***** am a solicitor and I am happy to help you today. Are you asking if the NHS will fund the cost of an operation that was performed abroad?