Travelling to Europe for planned healthcare – the S2 scheme
This page gives the most up-to-date information following Brexit, and it will be added to and changed over time, so please keep checking back for updates.
If you're thinking about having medical treatment in another European country, it's important to understand how it works.
For more information visit the Scottish Government's website.
You can receive planned care, funded by the NHS, in an EU country and Switzerland under the S2 scheme.
The continuation of the S2 scheme is part of the EU exit withdrawal agreement. The scheme is managed on a UK-wide basis by the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA).
In the future, you may also be able to receive planned treatment under the S2 scheme in states belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA). This includes Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. Negotiations with these countries are ongoing right now.
Read more about the S2 route and access application forms.