Overseas Visitors

Patients visiting from countries with which the UK has a reciprocal medical health agreement will only be entitled to receive free treatment that is deemed by the GP to be immediate and necessary. If the patient requires treatment that is not immediate and necessary they will be offered treatment on a private and paying basis.

Free NHS treatment is normally only available to UK residents – anyone living in the country for less than six months is unlikely to be eligible. Any person claiming to be resident in the country for six months or more will be asked to provide some form of proof e.g. passport, wage slip, work permit or housing contract.