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Offline Janette Phillips

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NHS treatment
« on: November 14, 2017, 05:21:41 PM »
Hi just hoping someone can provide some clarification on this subject.
My husband is a us citizen with his immigration approved, he is one year post stroke and I have registered him with my GP,  however I'm a little concerned about his condition and recently arranged an appointment for him after which the doctor said she'd give me a call after reading his notes.  Today I heard from the doctor and was told she'd referred my husband to the memory clinic but wasn't sure how much help they could offer him as he wasn't a British citizen, I told her he had full access to the NHS but she's under the impression that's just for rudimentary and emergency treatment, and told me when we attend the appointment they'll maybe want to see some proof that he's entitled to full care. I might be wrong but I thought he already had this though I don't recall seeing anything in writing. I would be so grateful if someone can help me out here.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2017, 05:26:37 PM by Janette Phillips »
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Offline larrabee

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Re: NHS treatment
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 05:26:03 PM »
He is absolutely entitled to NHS treatment, just as a UKC would be. You paid the IHS for him.
Show them this, he couldn't have got his visa without paying it.  :)

https://www.gov.uk/healthcare-immigration-application
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Offline Janette Phillips

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Re: NHS treatment
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 05:32:06 PM »
Thanks  Larrabee  :)

I swear sometimes I think I'm losing it,  I know these things really,  having researched thoroughly before making his application for a visa, but when she said that to me it made me question myself  ::)
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Re: NHS treatment
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 05:42:51 PM »
Thanks  Larrabee  :)

I swear sometimes I think I'm losing it,  I know these things really,  having researched thoroughly before making his application for a visa, but when she said that to me it made me question myself  ::)

When he registered he should have been asked to show his BRP... which will confirm he has paid the IHS and is entitled to free treatment.

So, even if the doctor wasn't aware of it, hopefully the people at the memory clinic will be... and if not, then you can show them the information in the link above, along with his BRP card.

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Re: NHS treatment
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2017, 05:57:10 PM »
Thanks Ksand  :)

Yes when he registered they photocopied his BPR card and as you mention they should know... sigh  ::) I think I'll give them the IHS to photocopy also... and as a safeguard I'll take a copy to his hospital appointment ( just in case)
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Re: NHS treatment
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2017, 06:18:18 PM »
Thanks  Larrabee  :)

I swear sometimes I think I'm losing it,  I know these things really,  having researched thoroughly before making his application for a visa, but when she said that to me it made me question myself  ::)

I know what you mean!  :)  Always good to check with us if you have any doubts, no sense in worrying.  :)
March 28th 2013-Moved to UK, husband on spouse visa.Oct 20th 2015-Applied by mail for FLR(M).Feb 1st 2016 FLR(M).March 7th 2018 ILR. YAY! March 21st NCS&JCAP appointment.