@Octavio_Breme

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Octavio_Breme

Relapsing remitting MS (Tier 2 Visa)

Good morning, I´m from Argentina and I have relapsing remitting MS since 2010 aprox. My employee has offered a job in the UK to start in February and they are requesting a Tier 2 Visa for me and my wife, we need to pay for the Healthcare Surcharge. Right now I´m taking Gilenya Fingolimod 0,5mg; do you know if the NHS provides this type of medicine for a non-UK citizen? Thanks, Octavio

Stumbler

@Stumbler

@octavio_breme , yes, Gilenya is available on the NHS. There's no reason why you shouldn't get it, if you've paid the surcharge. You will need to see a Neurologist for the prescription. Appointments can take some time, although you can expedite this process for paying for a private consultation, approximately £200 sterling. It remains to be seen whether they will accept the diagnosis or need to perform some scans/tests. It may be prudent to have some details/ scan results from your present medical team available, in case of need.

UpsandDowns

@UpsandDowns

if you are going to pay for your own health care privately, and can not use NHS free, it will be a very expensive affair for you. (drs and drugs) ....