How to register with NHS

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WHAT IS the NHS

  • the NHS or the National Health Service is publicly funded national health care system for England.
  • It is one of the oldest and the largest single-payer healthcare systems in the world funded directly from taxation.
  • the NHS provides the majority of healthcare in England

 

WHAT ARE THE 3 CORE PRINCIPLES OF the NHS

  1. “That it meet the needs of everyone
  2. That it be free at the point of delivery
  3. That it be based on clinical need, not ability to pay”

 

WHY SHOULD I REGISTER WITH the NHS

In order to receive free medical treatments you must be accepted on the NHS list.

Being accepted on the NHS list of patients and thus receive free treatments depends on several factors, but mainly on your length of stay and purpose of your stay in the UK. If you came into the UK legally to live, for work or study you should be entitled to free NHS treatment. For specific information on who qualifies click here.


If you have difficulties with registering you can contact NHS Direct on 0845 46 47 for help.


 

WHAT TREATMENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE

  • accident and emergency; everyone is entitled to a free treatment as an out-patient in case of accident and emergency
  • walk-in clinic accident and emergency treatments are also free of charge
  • HIV testing as well as family planning services is free of charge

 

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