GP Services for UK Visitors and Overseas Visitors' Information Leaflet (.docx)
Eligibility to receive NHS medical treatment is dependent upon whether a person is ordinarily resident in the UK. It is not related to nationality or payment of tax or national insurance. People who are in the UK for less than six months are not ordinarily resident here.
People who ARE entitled to receive NHS medical treatment are:
- Anyone resident in the UK for six months or more.
- Anyone intending to stay in the UK for six months or more.
- Any EEA nationals who have an E128 form. E128 forms are issued to people who have come to the UK to work or study, and any of their family members who accompany them.
- Patients from EEA member countries who have an E112 form are eligible for free medical treatment of the specified condition on the form only.
- EEA nationals that have European Health Insurance Card and need necessary treatment that the state of their health requires during their stay. This includes on-going medical care for pre-existing conditions i.e. medication, blood tests and injections.
- Asylum seekers
All overseas visitors must show reception their passport as proof of identity. Patients will not be seen without a passport unless in an emergency.
People who are NOT entitled to receive NHS medical treatment are:
Anyone who does not fit it to the above groups will need to be seen as a private patient and pay for their treatment. Unfortunately our GP’s are unable to see any patients on a private basis because of indemnity medical cover. Patients would have to seek alternative private treatment. Patients can contact either Spire Parkway Hospital on 0121 704 1451 or TFJ Private GP Services on 01926 436303.
European Economic Area (EEA) Member Countries
Patients will be seen as a temporary patient if staying within our practice area. Patients will be seen as an NHS patient. If medication is prescribed it will be charged at the NHS cost per item.
(inc Martinique & Guadeloupe)
(inc Greek Islands)
(inc Balearic and Canary Islands)
The Czech Republic
(inc Faroe Islands & Greenland)
Countries with a Bilateral Healthcare Agreement with the UK
Patients will be seen as a temporary resident if staying within our practice area.
A charge of £18.00 dispensing fee plus cost of medication will apply if medication dispensed as a result of consultation (except Falkland Islands)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Turks & Caicos Islands
British Virgin Islands
Isle of Man