A draft Directive, seeking to clarify existing European Court of Justice case law as to when patients can exercise their freedom to obtain health services, (which they are entitled to in the UK), in another EU member state, was published in July 2008. A consultation paper seeking views on the draft Directive has been published. The consultation closes on 03.12.08.

Copies of the consultation paper can be found at

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Consultations/Liveconsultations/DH_089029.

Department of Health 08.10.08