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Hepatitis B Treatment in UK

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by electromagnetic, 9 Oct 2018.

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  1. electromagnetic

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    Hello,

    I am a chronic hepatitis b patient who is living abroad currently. Diagnosis was completed last month and my doctor started an antiviral treatment (Entecavir pills) immediately due to damage of the liver. Luckly, national health insurance by the government provides the treatment free for chronic hepatitis b. Do you know if the condition is the same in UK? I mean if I live in UK, will NHS (National Health Service) provide the treatment free for chronic hepatitis b patients?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Housey

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    Yea OK
     
  3. NoobCannon

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    No idea
     
  4. Thekwango

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    outstanding first post on a computer enthusiast forum (albeit at least you managed to post in GD) - sorry to hear about your condition but why do you want to know if the NHS will fund your treatment? is the treatment you are receiveing at 'home' (where ever that is) substandard? or are you looking to move to the UK?
     
  5. MookJong

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    In before and all that...
     
  6. Yaayuh!

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    Skip the NHS and use electromagnets!
     
  7. Avenged7Fold

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    This looks like a bot or a troll looking to start a discussion on health tourists but i will bite because I think there are a lot of misinformation on the subject and i think it's pretty interesting

    Whether you are charged or not depends on how long you have been a resident.

    OP is not a resident and so will have to pay the costs. If he is within the EU and has a European health insurance card, then the treatment might be covered depending on what it is. Without it, the costs cannot be charged to the country of origin and so the patient will still have to pay.
     
  8. electromagnetic

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    sorry for the first post related with illness in a technology forum. A company accepted my job application at the end, but now I am face to face with such a problem and when I check the price of the pills (which is going to be taken for whole my life daily), it is somehow determinative for moving to the UK.

    Thanks.
     
  9. Diddums

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    That sucks fella, I suspect the NHS will look after you rather well, good luck, horrible thing to go through.
     
  10. electromagnetic

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    Well, the situation is little bit complicated... I am a EU citizen, but I am working out of Europe now. And this treatment has already been started out of Europe cause the damage of the liver. I was planning to move to UK and waiting for final decision from a company and last month I got such news about my health... So if I am a permanent employee in UK, I think there should a national insurance by the goverment as many countries provide, and then I could continue to have my treatment there.
     
  11. Nasher

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    The NHS isn't free to everyone. I think you need to be a resident.

    But, weird topic lol
     
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  12. Avenged7Fold

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    You must be a resident for a certain amount of time even if your residency is to be permanent. This means you will have to pay unless you have a European health insurance card, as you need treatment immediately and cannot wait until you qualify.
     
  13. electromagnetic

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    it is pure clear for me now. Thanks for the support.

    Sorry for the weird topic.
     
  14. Kol

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    No medical threads allowed. Please read the rules before posting.
     
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