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Find a GP in the UK

UK healthcare: Your local doctor (GP)


If you're looking for a doctor in the UK, here's a guide on how to find and register with a doctor (GP) in the UK and what to expect from UK healthcare.

NHS services in the UK

UK healthcare: Guide to NHS services


You can access various services through the UK's National Health Service (NHS). Here is an overview of the main NHS services to get the treatment you need while living in the UK.

Having a baby in the UK

UK pregnancy guide: Giving birth in the United Kingdom

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If you're pregnant and preparing to give birth in the UK, here's a guide to having a baby in the UK, including prenatal care, delivery and maternity and paternity pay in the UK.

Virtual Health with Aetna

How virtual health will revolutionise expat health care


For our parents and grandparents, it was the stuff of science fiction. The idea of a small, portable device that could help diagnose illness and carry seemingly limitless information about medical conditions was a fantasy from the era of the 1960s space race. As the crew of Star Trek boldly went...

Private health insurance

Private health insurance: How to choose the best policy and health insurer...


If you're considering private health insurance, finding the right health insurance plan or health insurance company can be time consuming. This guide explains how to choose the right private health insurance for you.

International health insurance: How to choose between local or expat insura...


International health insurance for expats: How to choose between local insurance or an international health insurance plan. When is expat medical insurance necessary?

How to find a doctor abroad for English-speaking expats


How to find a doctor abroad: non-profit organisation IAMAT has helped travellers and expats find English-speaking doctors abroad for 50 years. See how their doctor search works.

Expath health insurance: Select your health insurance abroad following 5 tips

Expat health insurance: How to choose the best expat insurance


Expat health insurance: We help you find the best expat health insurance with these five tips. Which expat health insurance do you need for your situation?

European Health Insurance Card

EHIC: European Health Insurance Card explained


The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) allows citizens from the EU/EEA and Switzerland to access healthcare when travelling within the EU. What are the procedures for EHIC application and EHIC renewal?

Top tips to maintaining a healthy weight for expats

Top tips to maintaining a healthy weight for expats


Keeping yourself at the right weight is a key way to ensure good heart health — and it turns out, the little decisions you make during your busy expat life are the ones that make a big difference

How breastfeeding is viewed around the world

How breastfeeding is viewed around the world


When deciding whether to breastfeed, each new mother is influenced not only by her physical ability and personal beliefs, but also by social and cultural customs. But how much do attitudes to breastfeeding differ around the world?

Reverse culture shock

Reverse culture shock: What, when, and how to cope


Moving home isn't always easy – many who repatriate feel different and utterly out of touch. This article explains what happens when culture shock is reversed, what to expect, and how to cope with its effects.

health check

Get your health in check before you relocate overseas

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What health considerations do you need to consider if you’re moving halfway across the world?

Addicted expats

Addicted expats


Rupert Wolfe Murray of Castle Craig Hospital discusses why some expats are tempted by alcohol and how cultural differences can make it difficult to find help.

UK helplines

Where to access therapy in the UK


Talking therapy in the UK is becoming more widely available on the NHS and is expected to expand over the next few years.

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