This is a general guide to the national health system of England, including how to access medical care, explanations of what you might need to pay for and what to expect in hospital. There may be a few differences in Scotland and Wales. It is not medical advice.
Main websites for general help and advice (not emergencies):
- ENGLAND: www.nhs.uk or call 111
- SCOTLAND: www.nhs24.scot or call 111
- WALES: www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk or call 0845 46 47
Emergency telephone number: 999