Find information and advice for using the NHS in London.

How do I find my NHS Number?

Your NHS Number helps to find your health records.

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

This map shows current pollution levels across London.

Find your CCG

Clinical Commissioning Groups are clinically-led statutory NHS bodies responsible for the planning and commissioning of healthcare services for their local area.
Keep Antibiotics Working

Keep antibiotics working

Antibiotic resistance is a complex problem – overuse and misuse of antibiotics is creating antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria against which none of our current antibiotics work.


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.

Private health care in London

If you're receiving private and NHS care for the same condition, your NHS and private treatment can be supervised by one healthcare team. You cannot choose to mix different parts of the same treatment between NHS and private care.