In 2011, expenditure in public medical care constituted 7.8% of the gross national product of United Kingdom. This is 1.4% more to the average of Europe. The importance of healthcare welfare in UK is thereby axiomatic.
The public healthcare in UK (National Health Service, hereinafter “NHS”) is generally free and very advanced. This provides you and your family with life-long, comprehensive protection. Moreover, NHS provides medical care according to the actual medical needs of the patient but not to their ability to pay. Regardless of the patient’s financial position, NHS provides all patients with professional healthcare of equally high standard.
Community Medical Services
Each resident will be assigned to a local general practitioner (Doctor Surgery) in the community in which he/she resides. The general practitioner will be responsible for taking care of the resident’s daily healthcare needs comprehensively. When your family members have any need for special medical treatments, your general practitioner will refer the situation to NHS hospital.
NHS Hospital Services
In addition to treating people injured in accidents, NHS hospitals also house specialist medical practitioners for treating patients referred from their general practitioners and for conducting surgery. NHS will cover the consultation fees, hospital fees and costs of surgery. The patient only needs to pay for the medicine used. The commitment by the UK government thereby gives you the best life-long protection.