Part of choosing your new London apartment after moving to London from the US will be the proximity to various amenities. Your London relocation agents will ask you for a detailed list of what you require of your suburb and will help you find an apartment based on your preferences. If you are planning you relocation with a family you may want to be close to a local doctor or hospital. Make sure your London relocation services company understands what is important to you and what you need from your neighborhood.
Medical matters are somewhat different in the UK. Many Americans are skeptical about using the state healthcare facilities based on their experiences back home. The National Health Services in the UK are among the best in the world, but you’ll have to complete some paperwork before you’re entitled to health care.
Any person may make use of the free clinics that are found around the city. They are clean, well serviced, and you’ll only ever have to wait for about half an hour to be seen by a medical professional. If you have a serious injury the all A&E departments will treat you. A& E is the English equivalent of the ER department in American hospitals.
One of the first things that your relocation agents will advise you to do on arrival is to register for healthcare with your local GP. Everyone must be registered with a doctor in their neighborhood to make use of the free services and obtain a National Health Insurance Number. The way that the NHS works is that you have to be seen by a GP for all non-emergency medical matters. If you need a specialist then they will put you on a waiting list for a specialist in your area or refer you to the right place. If you have a back problem, you will have to see your GP first to get a referral to a chiropractor.
Finding a GP is not difficult, each neighborhood has a number of NHS doctors and you can find them on the NHS website in a matter of minutes. Once you have found the closest doctor you need to call and make an appointment and be sure and tell them that you are going to be registering.
When your moving to London from the US, make the move as smooth as possible by registering with a GP so that you are covered for all of your health issues.