Healthcare in the UK
Registering with a doctor
When you come to the UK you will need to register with a doctor
in the area where you live, in order to access National
Health Services (NHS).
When you have registered you will receive a personal NHS number
on a card. You need to keep this number safe. You will need it when
you visit the doctor or dentist.
All overseas members of staff and their families are strongly
encouraged to have Health Insurance, particularly if their country
has no reciprocal health care arrangements with the United Kingdom.
This is in case specialist hospital treatment is required for which
they may not be eligible under the terms of the NHS.
Registering with a dentist
You can register with a dentist in the same way as you register
with a doctor. You firstly need to find a dentist in your
area. You then need to ring them and check that they offer NHS
treatment and ask them to put your name on the list.
You can also contact NHS Direct on +44 (0)845 46 47 to ask them
which dentists in your area are accepting NHS patients.
You will need to tell the dentist your NHS number if you have