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Entitlements and charges

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This section outlines NHS charges for prescriptions and dentistry and help for those who have difficulty paying health costs.  It also includes information about entitlement to free NHS funded sight tests and optical vouchers.

It also provides information on NHS patients seeking treatment abroad and charges for treatment for overseas visitors.

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NHS Constitution

The NHS Constitution brings together in one place for the first time in the history of the NHS, what staff, patients and public can expect from the NHS.

Travelling? (opens new window)

All about the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and access to healthcare abroad:

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