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. Open the leaflets in one of the following languages

england EnglishUrdu Urdu
albania Albanianindia Hindi
egypt Arabiclithuania Lithuanian
bulgaria Bulgarianpoland Polish
china Chinese (Cantonese)portugal Portuguese
china Chinese (Mandarin)spain Spanish
russia RussianFrench French
Turkish TurkishPunjabi Punjabi
Gujerati GujeratiSomali Somali
Croatian CroatianBengali Bengali
Iran Farsi

Webinar for Patients from Hong Kong

We are pleased to be able to share with you the webinar entitled: “Healthcare in the UK: A presentation for new residents from Hong Kong.” It is delivered in Cantonese and covers a number of topics including: understanding the NHS, how to register with your local GP surgery, how to access urgent healthcare, winter wellness, and COVID-19. The video was produced by Public Health WBC in partnership with Brookside practice and primary care, RBH, and CCG colleagues. 

Healthcare in the UK: A presentation for new residents from Hong Kong - YouTube

There is also a short survey to complete which will help with evaluation of the project Healthcare in the UK Webinar: Feedback Survey 英國的醫療保健系統網上講座:意見調查 (

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