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General practice doctor

Seeing a general practice doctor in the UK

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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.

UK hospital

The UK hospital system

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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.

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.

National health service

The National Health Service and health insurance, UK

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

Private health insurance

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

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

How to prepare for expat emergencies when living overseas

How to prepare for expat emergencies when living overseas

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Before relocating overseas, you must first consider these eight important factors to ensure that you are ready to face any medical emergency or accident you might encounter in your new country.

Reverse culture shock

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

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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

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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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