||[Aug. 3rd, 2009|10:36 am]
A gathering of the trans-fabulous living in the UK
has anyone from any EU country ever tried obtaining surgeries through the NHS while living in the UK? |
i'll be staying in Scotland for the next 3 years and i'll only be allowed to get a hysto in 2/3+ years in my country, so i'd like to get it sooner if i can. i don't worry much about top surgery because i think i'll be able to afford to do it in the USA before the NHS would ever approve me. but i guess both top and hysto need the same process done, right?
i've tried looking on NHS websites but i obviously couldn't find much, if anything at all.
am i allowed by how the NHS works to be referred for surgeries in the UK if i'm an EU national? if it helps, i can prove i have been living as male for the last 2 years (i read you need a real life test in the UK)...
ETA: or if you could point me towards any website that can explain how things work... i wish there was a website for EU nationals in the UK explaining what can and cannot be done, re: trans stuff. the press for change site is awesome but it's obviously for british people and i don't know what's valid for me and what's not. :\