Medicine in London may seem very strange, and the attitude of doctors towards Afroamericans and Asians patients indifferent and neglected. The fact is that British doctors prefer not to heal patients, relying more on immunity and hardening of the human body. Do you complain of a cold? The doctor in other countries will issue you with a dozen drugs, vitamins and other drugs, while a British doctor will advise you to drink more liquid and take aspirin. not native inhabitants can be horrified at all with such a treatment system, but if you look at the statistical data, you can see that the British health care system is quite high in effectiveness. They also practice online shopping to improve the effectiveness of the medical branch as free medicine is not available for all classes.
Free medicine in the UK: how does it work?
In general, the NHS (National Health System) provides free services to all UK residents. However, there are many reservations and exceptions. By contacting the NHS, you will receive free treatment for almost all diseases, starting with a cold and ending with serious surgical operations. The exception is the services of a dentist and an ophthalmologist, in addition, you will have to pay for the medications from your own pocket that’s why they practice online purchasing of drugs.
By the way, about medications: there are very few pharmacies in London, and it’s almost impossible to find a 24-hour pharmacy in the capital of England. They are all closed at 6 pm.
The system of NHS work looks approximately as follows even if you are Afroamerican:
- you go to the nearest facility where there is General Practitioner engaged in the treatment of both children and adults. Naturally, you have to stand in a queue, sometimes in a few hours to get an appointment.
- the doctor will write you a prescription or refer you to a specialist, however, in order to get such a referral, you need to convince the GP that you really need it.
- if necessary, the patient is referred for inpatient treatment to the hospital. This service is also paid by UK taxpayers.