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Old Jun 19th 2020, 3:25 am
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Hi. Moving back to UK from Canada wondering about health care NHS. How do I apply I am a British Citizen. Thank You in advance
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Old Jun 19th 2020, 3:36 am
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All you need to do is register with a GP.

As you are returning to the UK to live, you are automatically covered from the moment you step off the plane.
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I've moved your post to our 'Moving Back or to the UK' forum, as the members in here will be able to give you up to date information

Good luck with your move!
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All you need to do is register with a GP.

As you are returning to the UK to live, you are automatically covered from the moment you step off the plane.
Best to make sure there are steps there though. Or one of those corridor thingies.
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Just walk into the GP offices you want to use and ask to register. When I did this I was given a form to complete and I also booked an appointment for the following week so I could take in my bottle of prescription pills to show the GP. At the appointment she asked what I was taking them for, a short examination and then said well that’s exactly what we prescribe for that as well. I walked out with a repeat prescription.
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Best to make sure there are steps there though. Or one of those corridor thingies. ....
Don't worry about that, the NHS will be there to pick, or scrape you up.
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Don't worry about that, the NHS will be there to pick, or scrape you up.
Even the ambulance is free! *

*For our resident pedants/trolls; the term of art “free” means free at point of service, paid for by the taxpayer.
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Are waiting lists really a bad a I've heard? For a knee replacement for example. I just had knee surgery and may need a knee replacement due to arthritis. I was wondering if I should try to persuade my doctor here to do it before I move, while I still have private insurance?
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Waiting Lists? Right now, nobody knows for certain. The press is forecasting problems (no surprise there) the NHS is reporting a shortage of "normal" patients since COVID19, we have adverts on the TV telling people to get back in contact with their GP/outpatient department My wife (NHS nurse) tells me it's very quiet at work; somewhere in between is the answer. Waiting lists were a fact of life pre-COVID, there has been no magic wand, so my advice would be if the surgery is necessary and you can get it done before you move to the UK, then do it.
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Waiting Lists? Right now, nobody knows for certain. The press is forecasting problems (no surprise there) the NHS is reporting a shortage of "normal" patients since COVID19, we have adverts on the TV telling people to get back in contact with their GP/outpatient department My wife (NHS nurse) tells me it's very quiet at work; somewhere in between is the answer. Waiting lists were a fact of life pre-COVID, there has been no magic wand, so my advice would be if the surgery is necessary and you can get it done before you move to the UK, then do it.
Sometimes I forgot we're living in a Covid world with patients not being comfortable with surgeries at the moment! Thanks for the perspective.
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