This information is for people who are not United Kingdom (UK) residents and want to know more about treatment for cancer in the UK.
This information is aimed at:
- people who used to live in the UK but now live overseas
- people who live in Switzerland or the European Economic Area (EEA): this is a group of countries that includes the UK
- people who live in countries that have a two-way (reciprocal) healthcare agreement with the UK
- anyone looking for privately paid cancer treatment in the UK.
This information is only a general guide. You can find out more about accessing health services while in the UK by searching for ‘overseas visitors’ on the NHS Choices website, the NHS Inform in Scotland, the Welsh Government or Northern Ireland Citizens Advice.
If you have more questions, ask your doctor or nurse at the hospital where you are having your treatment. Some hospitals have a particular person, sometimes called an Overseas Visitors Manager, who can give you more information. We have listed other organisations that may be able to help you at the end of this page.