Posted on 15 May 2019
Transnational medical travel is the temporary movement by patients across national borders in order to address medical concerns abroad. It is used by growing proportions of peoples with a diverse range of mobility profiles.
In his paper, Dr Dan Horsfall examines the UK's International Passenger Survey data for the past 15 years to present new insights on Polish migrants living in the UK and returning to Poland for medical care.
Professor Neil Lunt's paper discusses the 'deterritorialized' healthcare seeking behavours of Somali populations. He argues medical nomadism is a distinct medical travel behaviour, pointing to similar behaviours elsewhere in Europe and assessing the implications for health systems and those who are travelling.
The Special Issue was edited by Meghann Ormond and Neil Lunt. Find out more.
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