From October 2017 the GP Registration form includes questions about your Residency Status in the UK. This information will be shared with other Government departments such as the Home Office. You might be charged for some kinds of treatment in a hospital.
You do not need to prove your Residency Status to register with a GP and you will not be charged to visit a GP.
For official advice about answering these questions click here:
Government advice leaflet - Visiting the UK - you may be chargeable
If you are worried about registering with a GP or you want independent advise about how to access healthcare visit:
Doctors of the World - Know your rights
Doctors of the World - Advice Line
Free professional confidential interpreters who are familiar with medical vocabulary.
When booking appointments, if your medical English is poor, please ask Reception to book an Interpreter for you; Brighton and Hove NHS have a contract with Sussex Interpreting Service to provide free professional confidential interpreters who are familiar with medical vocabulary.
You can also register with Sussex Interpreters and book an Interpreter yourself - but remember to cancel the interpreter if you cancel your appointment !
These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups. Open the leaflets in one of the following languages