Understanding the Healthcare System in the UK

The United Kingdom (the U.K.) is an independent country, an island nation separated from Europe by the English Channel. It shares extensive history with the 56 countries of the Commonwealth. And it is one of the world’s top destinations for visitors and expats.

The U.K. is also famous for its national health system. It’s different from the system in many countries and a role model for many more. And its services vary for its citizens and for visitors and citizens of other countries living in the United Kingdom. But due to long wait times, more and more U.K. citizens are going private – and you may want to as well. Here’s what expats and digital nomads need to know about healthcare in the United Kingdom.