Healthcare in London

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As an expat resident in London you qualify to receive free emergency treatment at all National Health Service (NHS) hospitals, though in-patient treatment and dental work will be billed to you.
Reciprocal healthcare agreements with a range of foreign countries mean that citizens of certain countries are exempt from healthcare payments. These countries include members of the EU, Australia and New Zealand.

Once you’ve moved to London make it a priority to register for an NHS number; this documentation allows you to access the system.

Recommended hospitals in London

Public (NHS) Hospitals

Guy's and St Thomas’ Hospital 
This is a large teaching hospital based in the London Borough of Southwark.

The Royal London Hospital
The Royal London is part of Barts Health NHS Trust and provides general hospital services for the City and Tower Hamlets and specialist tertiary care services for patients from across London.
Whipps Cross University Hospital
This is a NHS-run university hospital based in East London. It has one of the largest and busiest accident and emergency departments in the country.
University College London Hospital
This is a large hospital located on Euston Road in the London Borough of Camden.
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street Hospital is based in Bloomsbury in Central London. This hospital specialises in the care of children. It has the widest range of children’s specialists in the UK and is the largest centre for child heart and brain surgery.    
St George’s Hospital
St George’s is one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals and is located in Tooting, South London.

Private Hospitals

The Harley Street Clinic

This hospital is located in the centre of Harley Street, the heart of London’s medical community. It has a reputation as an acute care hospital.
The London Bridge Hospital
This is one of London’s top private hospitals. It has advance surgical and medical facilities and has recently been refurbished to include over one hundred new en suite air conditioned rooms. 
The Portland Hospital
This is the only private hospital in London that is entirely dedicated to the treatment of women children. The Portland Hospital is known for its expertise in Obstetrics, Women’s health and Pediatrics. A good option for expats looking to start a family while in the UK.
BMI City Medical
This is a private medical centre located close to Liverpool Street. Services include private GP consultations and health assessments. BMI City also has some top consultants specializing in cardiology, gynecology and orthopedic surgery.
The Princess Grace Hospital
This hospital is situated Central London and is a well recognized multi-disciplinary private hospital. The Princess Grace has 120 registered beds, a Level 3 intensive care unit and 24-hour consultant cover. All private rooms has en suite facilities and a nurse call system

Visiting Doctors

There are a handful of companies in London that offer a 24/7 doctor's visiting service, sending private GPs to your home, office or hotel. Reputable companies include: and

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