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.
These translated documents are based on NHS England.
If you require the out of hours emergency service, please contact NHS 24 (instead of NHS Direct) on 111.
To receive NHS dental treatment you need to register with a dentist. If you are having trouble registering with a dentist you can contact the Dental Helpline on 08454 45 65 990.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages