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UK dentistry

UK dentistry services


How much can you expect to pay for dental care in the UK? Compare the services offered by an NHS dentist with a private dentist, get to grips with NHS dentist prices and more with this guide to UK dentistry.

General practice doctor

Seeing a general practice doctor in the UK


If you're looking for a medical help in the UK, here's a guide to finding and registering with one of the doctors in the UK and what to do if you need specialist help from one of the UK doctors.

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.

UK hospital

The UK hospital system


The UK hospital system may be different to that of your home country. You can choose between care at one of the private hospitals in the UK or at one of the public hospitals in the UK. With this guide you'll find useful information and a list of hospitals in the country.

National health service

The National Health Service and health insurance, UK


The UK's National Health Service (HNS) offers medical treatment to all residents, covering everything from a NHS doctor's appointment to emergency surgery.

Where are the world’s healthiest countries?


Where would a hunt for the world’s healthiest countries take you? Which country boasts the healthiest national diet, the healthiest lifestyle and environment, and the best health system? What does “healthy” mean to you?

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 for Expats

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 guide for expats

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.

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.

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