Access to NHS for mission partners during their stays in England
Although we have been expecting all mission partners using the NHS when they stay in England to be asked questions about their chargeable status, up to this point the enforcement of NHS charging has been sporadic. However, in recent months mission agencies have reported that some of their long-term overseas mission partners have been charged for accessing secondary healthcare. (People who are not deemed ‘ordinarily resident’ are charged 150% of the NHS tariff.)
Since 2015 we have been recommending that if churches or organisations are in any doubt about their mission partners’ entitlement, they should seriously consider reviewing their existing medical insurance to ensure it provides cover in the country that they are serving in, and
for their stays in the UK.
Read more to find out the options available to you, including the Global Connections Group Scheme.