Healthcare in the UK
The National Health Service (NHS) is the main healthcare provider in the UK.
NHS treatment is free for UK residents. Overseas nationals are not eligible for free NHS treatment, except if they need emergency treatment while in the UK.
The UK government strongly advises visitors to take out appropriate travel insurance for the duration of your trip to cover any medical expenses.
If you're visiting from Europe, make sure to carry a valid EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) in case you need immediate and necessary medical treatment in an NHS hospital – find out how Brexit may impact EHIC cards.
Visit the official UK government website to find the latest updates on healthcare for EU citizens visiting the UK after Brexit.
London’s police force, The Met Police, actively protects Londoners and visitors from potential threats 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Learn more about Project Servator.
Call 112 or 999 for the emergency services (police, fire and ambulance) in London.
To report non-urgent crime, call the police on 101 from within the UK.
Find out more about staying safe in London.