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Healthcare in the UK

Information on how to best prepare for your stay in the UK and how to access healthcare through the National Health Service (NHS), including eligibility to register with a doctor and other services available.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Ridgmount Practice

Ridgmount Practice (UCL's partner GP surgery) is offering online, video and phone consultations as well as face to face appointments. Please get in contact with the surgery to discuss your consultation options before attending in person. This will help prevent possible transmission of COVID within the NHS.

Visit the Ridgmount Practice website for further information.

If you have more general concerns or questions about the virus, please read our advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).

Health advice before you arrive

Withdrawing from your programme

Find out how to prepare for your stay in the UK, including information about vaccinations, prescriptions and pre-existing medical conditions.

Eligibility for healthcare based on immigration status


Guidance on whether you can fully access healthcare through the National Health Service based on your immigration status in the UK.

Accessing healthcare in the UK


Information about accessing the UK healthcare system, including registering with a doctor.

Accessing other services in the UK


Guidance on how to access other health services in the UK, including dental care and eye care.