Find information and advice for using the NHS in London.

Advice for patients

The Patient Advice and Liaison Service offers confidential advice, support and information on health-related matters.


For 24-hour advice and support contact the national helpline on 0800 138 1619.

Advice for overseas visitors to London

Not every NHS treatment in England is free of charge. There are, for example, charges for dental treatment and, for non-UK residents, charges for hospital treatments.
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Air pollution

Where air pollution levels are high, adults and children with lung problems, and adults with heart problems, should reduce strenuous physical exertion, particularly outdoors.


Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the ages at which they should ideally be given.

How do I find my NHS Number?

Your NHS Number helps to find your health records.

End of life care

End of life care is support for people who are in the last months or years of their life. It should help them to live as well as possible until you die, and to die with dignity.