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The NHS is a residency-based system. As a result, the NHS is not free to use for everyone. From Monday 23rd October 2017 new charging regulations will apply for overseas visitors receiving healthcare in England. 

The regulations place a new, legal obligation on NHS providers to charge for non-urgent treatment in advance, once it has been established whether a person is eligible. 
If you believe these regulations may apply to you, or you are unsure whether they do, please notify a member of staff. You may be asked to complete a short form. The money paid by overseas visitor patients for treatment is invested back into the National Health Service. More information can be found below:

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Entitlement to free NHS treatment

The National Health Service (NHS) provides free treatment for people who live lawfully in the United Kingdom. People who do not normally live in this country are not automatically entitled to use the NHS free of charge – regardless of their nationality or whether they hold a British Passport or have lived and paid National Insurance contributions and taxes in this country in the past. 

All patients, whatever nationality and residency, are subject to scrutiny and need to provide correct information and evidence of entitlement if requested.

Initial treatment provided in a Minor Injuries Unit is excluded from charge. If you subsequently need to be admitted to hospital or scheduled for an outpatient appointment then this treatment may be chargeable