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The NHS is for residents of the UK only, regardless of holding a British passport, having an NHS number, paid taxes / NI in the past or having a doctor.

It is a legal obligation to recover charges for NHS treatment if you do not meet an exemption. It is your responsibility to prove that you are entitled to free NHS treatment, without sufficient evidence you will be liable for any treatment received.

The current Department of Health Regulations for charging overseas patients can be found at: