Information for cross-border patients

Responsibility for the NHS in Wales is devolved to the Welsh Government. This means that it is separate from the NHS in England. The existing cross-border protocol between England and Wales sets out an agreement for the care of patients living along the border who reside in one country, but are registered with a GP practice in the other country.

Due to changes to the law brought about by the NHS Act 2006 (as amended by the Health and Social Care Act 2012), if you live in England and are registered with a GP practice in Wales along the border then the choice of secondary healthcare and services provided in England needs to be offered to you

For more information please visit the NHS England website.