Entitlements and charges

This section provides policy and administrative information and guidance for the NHS on prescriptions and dentistry charges, help for those who have difficulty paying health costs and the entitlement criteria for free NHS funded sight tests and optical vouchers.

Guidance on providing NHS treatment for asylum seekers and refugees

Like other UK residents, people with an outstanding application for refuge in the UK are entitled to use NHS services without charge. Asylum seekers are often from very different cultures, … Read more → – Guidance on providing NHS treatment for asylum seekers and refugees

NHS charges to increase from April 2012

The NHS prescription charge will increase to £7.65 per item from 1 April 2012. The Prescription Prepayment Certificate (PPC) prices remain unchanged. NHS charges for wigs and fabric supports and … Read more → – NHS charges to increase from April 2012

Guidance on sharing data on overseas visitors’ debts to the NHS

The guidance on implementing the overseas visitors hospital charging regulations has been updated to advise NHS bodies how, and under what circumstances, they can share data concerning outstanding overseas visitor … Read more → – Guidance on sharing data on overseas visitors’ debts to the NHS

European health insurance card

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) allows you to access state-provided healthcare in all European Economic Area (EEA) countries and Switzerland at a reduced cost or sometimes free of charge. … Read more → – European health insurance card