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Registering with the UK National Health Service

Welcome to the University of Nottingham Health Service (UNHS). In the UK you need to register with an NHS doctor on arrival  so that you can  access free healthcare. Doctors usually work together in health clinics also known as health centres or general practices.

Eligibility

To be eligibility for NHS care you must either be a:

  • UK or EU citizen
  • citizen of a country with a full reciprocal agreement
  • registered student on a course of over six months
  • spouse or dependant of someone fitting 1-3
Countries with reciprocal arrangement:
AnguillaGermanyPortugal
Australia
Gibraltar
Romania
Austria
Greece
Russia
Belgium
IcelandSpain
British Virgin IslandsIsle of Man
St Helena
BulgariaItaly
Sweden
Channel IslandsLiechtensteinTurks & Caicos Islands
DenmarkLuxembourgFormer Yugoslavia
Falkland IslandsNetherlandsFormer USSR except Latvia
FinlandNew Zealand 
FranceNorway

Doctors in the United Kingdom have catchment areas.  You need to find a doctor in whose catchment area you live.  Details of doctors are available from:

  •  public libraries
  •  post offices
  •  the local Primary Care Trust (PCT’s)
  •  at www.nhs.uk 

When you register with the practice you may need to proof that you have a visa or are on a course of a minimum of six months.

How to Register

Please see the registration page for details on how to register online.
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