The Hart Surgery

The Hart Surgery

York Road, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 2DR

It's Sunday 3:21 AMSorry, we're closed. Please call 111 if you need medical advice or think you may need to see a doctor or 999 if you need URGENT medical assistance.

NHS

Telephone: 01491 843200

Fax: 01491 411296 (switched off from 2020)

thehartsurgery@nhs.net

Travelling Abroad

By law, the NHS ceases to have responsibility for the medical care of patients when they leave the UK.  People traveling within Europe are advised to carry an authorised European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) at all times and this gives entitlement to reduced cost (and sometimes free) medical treatment.   Patients should be advised to check specific entitlements prior to travel.

  • For patients who will be out of the country for less than 3 months, it is reasonable to provide sufficient medicines for an existing condition (i.e. asthma, diabetes)
  • For patients leaving the country for more than 3 months, they should be advised to register with a local doctor for their continuing medical needs.  It is reasonable for GPs to provide sufficient medication to give patients time to do this.

GPs are not required by their Terms of Service to provide prescriptions for the treatment of a condition that is not present and may arise while the patient is abroad.  Persons who have left the UK, or who are intending to leave the UK, for more than 3 months are not normally allowed to continue to be registered with a practice.

The NHS accepts responsibility for supplying ongoing medication for temporary periods abroad of up to 3 months. If a person is going to be abroad for more than three months then all that the patient is entitled to at NHS expense is a sufficient supply of his/her regular medication in order to get to their destination, where they should then find an alternative supply of that medication.

For more information on taking medicine abroad:   NHS Choices

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Opening Times

  • Monday
    8am - 6.30pm
  • Tuesday
    8am - 6.30pm
  • Wednesday
    8am - 6.30pm
  • Thursday
    7am - 6.30pm
  • Friday
    8am - 6.30pm
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED