These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.
Please be aware however, that in Scotland, you should ring NHS 24 for medical assisstance when your GP surgery is closesd Tel NHS24 Freephone 111.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages: