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The UK's healthcare system (National Health Service (NHS)) is a residence-based one; this contrasts with many other countries which have insurance-based healthcare systems.
An overseas visitor is any person, of any nationality not lawfully settled or ordinarily resident in the UK.
Under the current Government guidelines, a person is not ordinarily resident in the UK simply because they:
NHS trusts have a legal obligation to identify and charge those people not entitled to free NHS hospital treatment.
If you have any queries about overseas visitors, please call one of the numbers below, or email us.
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0300 304 7777
John Radcliffe Hospital
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
Horton General Hospital