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Please read the leaflet below which explains who has the right to free hospital treatment under the National Health Service.
Bringing forms of identification to your first maternity appointment
From Monday 30 January 2017, we are asking all women attending Maternity Services as non-emergency patients for their first appointment to provide two forms of identification.
Details of documents that can be used for this are in the leaflet below.
We are also asking women who are new patients for Maternity Services to complete an advance Pregnancy Referral Form, which can be found below. This can be completed online and submitted or printed off and brought to the appointment. This applies to your first appointment for each pregnancy only. If you have previously attended St George’s in this pregnancy you do not need to complete this form.
These new processes will enable us to properly assess whether patients are eligible for free NHS treatment, in line with Department of Health regulations.
We will not turn any women away or delay their maternity treatment if they cannot do so, nor if they are not eligible for free care.
Our Overseas Patients team will work with women to assess their eligibility and to support them and discuss payment arrangements if they are not eligible for free NHS treatment.
More details can be found in the leaflet below.
If you have any queries or require further information, please contact our Overseas Patients office:
020 8725 4693
020 8725 3439