Notify the House today that I have informed the House of an announcement made by the government on transitional health care arrangements across the EU if we are unable to reach an agreement. Note: Health agreements with the following countries were terminated in 2016: Niall Dickson, Director-General of the NHS Confederation and co-chair of the Alliance for Brexit Health, gave evidence to the EU`s Home Affairs Subcommittee on Brexit, underscoring the interest of the Confederation and the Alliance in maintaining mutual health rules between the EU and the UK after the EU`s withdrawal. (6) In exceptional circumstances, the United Kingdom Government has adopted provisions to provide tailored assistance to people who find themselves in a difficult situation following Brexit as a result of a change in their health care. The scheme will last for at least one year from 1 November 2019, with strict criteria, and will only support those with very limited financial resources. After the UK`s withdrawal from the EU, some people may decide to return the UK. British nationals living in the EU and whose health care is currently funded by the UK can access free NHS care on temporary visits to England, Scotland and Wales. British nationals residing in the EU are entitled to NHS care if they return permanently to the UK (including Northern Ireland) and complete the usual test. Accident and emergency services and services deemed urgent or immediate are first made available free of charge to the United Kingdom at the place of delivery, with the right to NHS care then determined. For more information, click here: www.gov.uk/guidance/using-the-nhs-when-you-return-to-live-in-the-uk THE CEVK does not apply outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland.
Be sure to mention the mutual health agreement with the UK and have all the necessary evidence documents when you have access to health care. The United Kingdom has mutual health agreements with several non-EEA countries and territories. Many hospitals in Montenegro do not accept the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to prove that you are entitled to free emergency care. Reciprocal agreements mean that British residents receive the same level of treatment at the same cost as those living in the other country. Agreements have already been reached with a number of Member States and the UK Government is working to conclude further agreements before leaving the EU on 31 October. The government is currently holding technical talks with countries, such as Belgium, which have already passed national legislation that will support mutual health care with the UK after Brexit. For health data by country, visit the NHS website or call the UK on 0191 203 7010 or 0044 191 203 7010 from outside the UK. All those living in the EU are strongly encouraged to reflect on their own health needs and circumstances and to consider the measures they need to take to ensure continuity of health care. The government has provided detailed advice for each country that can be accessed here: www.gov.uk/uk-nationals-living-eu See health information in the Coronavirus section for information on what to do if you think you have coronavirus while you are in Australia Agreements do not cover the cost of returning a sick patient from abroad or pay them for foreign doctors to maintain treatment of existing conditions.