Here to support you

Here to support you

We are proud of our diverse team

Whether you’re from the UK, mainland Europe or beyond, we would like you to consider joining #TeamBartsHealth where you can contribute your skills, knowledge and experience to providing safe and compassionate care for our patients.

Given the vote to leave the European Union in 2016, we are aware that many of you face a period of uncertainty and others will also be concerned about the impact this will have on family members, friends and work colleagues. More than 1,700 people already work here from the remaining countries of the European Economic Area, and we will do our best to provide relevant support and information to you throughout this period.

All EU citizens will need to apply to obtain status in UK law. As more details emerge from the government over time, you can rest assured that we will be here to support you during this period of uncertainty.

How can you find out more information?

We’ll be here to support you as more information about what the impact will be on leaving the European Union is published. If you have any queries relating to the changes following the end of the transition period or you require any support please read our Frequently asked questions and find our contact details here - our team will be happy to assist you or answer any questions you may have.

You can also find out more information using the links on the right.

Citizens' rights and EU settlement scheme

The following summarises the position for European Union citizens living or visiting the UK. It should be noted that the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) countries (Norway, Iceland, and Lichtenstein) and Switzerland are negotiating separately.  

All EU citizens who were resident in the UK by 31 December 2020 will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) to continue to live, work and study by 30 June 2021.

This also applies to their family members including children and non-EU citizens. You may be asked to provide relevant documents to confirm your status in the UK in order to establish your entitlement to free NHS hospital care. 

From 1 January 2021 free movement ended, and the UK will introduce a points based immigration system. Any EU citizen not resident in the UK by 31 December 2020 will need to apply for a visa to be resident in the UK from this date.

The Trust has a legal duty to recover costs from patients who are not entitled to free NHS hospital treatment. Any patient not entitled to free hospital care must be charged for treatment they receive unless a medical or service exemption applies.

The regulations were tightened in 2017 to require full payment in advance of non-urgent treatment.

We take pride in providing quality care for all our patients, and do not wish to deter anyone from seeking treatment. Any treatment that is clinically deemed immediately necessary or urgent including all maternity care will always be provided promptly even if a patient indicates that they cannot afford to pay.   

If you have any queries relating to the changes following the end of the transition period or you require any support please read our Frequently asked questions and find our contact details here - our team will be happy to assist you or answer any questions you may have.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing, treatment and vaccine 

Overseas visitors to England, including anyone living in the UK without permission, will not be charged for: 

  • testing for coronavirus (even if the test shows you do not have coronavirus) 

  • treatment for coronavirus 

However charges may apply to any secondary illness that may be present even if treatment is necessary in order to successfully treat the condition unless a personal or medical exemption applies.

The vaccine for COVID 19 is outside the scope of charging.