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star this property registered interest false more like this
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Department of Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Health Services: EU Nationals more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Draft Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, published on 14 November, whether, under the provision of Article 18(k)(ii), it is their policy to refuse economically inactive persons who become residents of the UK access to the NHS. more like this
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Lord Wigley remove filter
star this property uin HL11875 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
star this property answer text <p>All people in the United Kingdom are able to access the National Health Service. However, since the UK has a residency based healthcare system, charges for most non-primary care services will apply to those people that are neither ordinarily resident in the UK, nor exempt from charge under the NHS (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2015, as amended.</p><p> </p><p>European Union citizens who are currently ordinarily resident in the UK are treated in the same way as ordinarily resident UK nationals for the purpose of receiving NHS-funded healthcare. There is no requirement for European Economic Area nationals to have a ‘right to reside’ in the UK under the Free Movement Directive, nor to exercise treaty rights or hold Comprehensive Sickness Insurance, in order to meet the ordinary residence definition.</p><p> </p><p>For EU citizens resident in the UK by the end of the implementation period and in scope of the Withdrawal Agreement, their entitlement to free NHS services will not change, as long as they continue to be ordinarily resident in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>When EU citizens living in the UK apply to the EU settlement scheme for UK immigration status, they will not be required to demonstrate they have held comprehensive sickness insurance as a qualifying criteria. The settlement scheme will be open to all EU citizens resident in the UK by 31 December 2020, including EU citizens studying in the UK. Those granted pre- or settled status under the settlement scheme will continue to have access to the NHS as long as they are ordinarily resident in the UK and therefore be able to access care as a UK national would.</p><p> </p><p>EU students in the UK at the end of the implementation period will also have a European Health Insurance Card. Under the Withdrawal Agreement they can continue to use this during their stay to access needs arising healthcare.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL11876 more like this
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less than 2018-12-06T14:58:45.107Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-06T14:58:45.107Z
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4545
star this property label Biography information for Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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547
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wigley more like this
1015883
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Department of Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Health Services: EU Nationals more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Draft Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, published on 14 November, whether, under the provisions of Article 18(k)(iii), it is their policy to refuse access to the NHS to students from EU countries pursuing courses at accredited higher education establishments in the UK unless they have personal insurance policies to cover the cost of treatments. more like this
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Lord Wigley remove filter
star this property uin HL11876 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
star this property answer text <p>All people in the United Kingdom are able to access the National Health Service. However, since the UK has a residency based healthcare system, charges for most non-primary care services will apply to those people that are neither ordinarily resident in the UK, nor exempt from charge under the NHS (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2015, as amended.</p><p> </p><p>European Union citizens who are currently ordinarily resident in the UK are treated in the same way as ordinarily resident UK nationals for the purpose of receiving NHS-funded healthcare. There is no requirement for European Economic Area nationals to have a ‘right to reside’ in the UK under the Free Movement Directive, nor to exercise treaty rights or hold Comprehensive Sickness Insurance, in order to meet the ordinary residence definition.</p><p> </p><p>For EU citizens resident in the UK by the end of the implementation period and in scope of the Withdrawal Agreement, their entitlement to free NHS services will not change, as long as they continue to be ordinarily resident in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>When EU citizens living in the UK apply to the EU settlement scheme for UK immigration status, they will not be required to demonstrate they have held comprehensive sickness insurance as a qualifying criteria. The settlement scheme will be open to all EU citizens resident in the UK by 31 December 2020, including EU citizens studying in the UK. Those granted pre- or settled status under the settlement scheme will continue to have access to the NHS as long as they are ordinarily resident in the UK and therefore be able to access care as a UK national would.</p><p> </p><p>EU students in the UK at the end of the implementation period will also have a European Health Insurance Card. Under the Withdrawal Agreement they can continue to use this during their stay to access needs arising healthcare.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL11875 more like this
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less than 2018-12-06T14:58:45.16Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-06T14:58:45.16Z
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4545
star this property label Biography information for Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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547
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wigley more like this