Guernsey

Information for Patients
The healthcare system in Guernsey is divided between private and public healthcare systems. Despite being a part of the UK, the island is not part of the NHS system. As such, UK citizens and residents have to apply for a local healthcare in order to access the healthcare system. All visitors are required to pay out of pocket. Healthcare is universal for all Guernsey residents only. This is because all residents pay for services out of their employment and taxes and are privy only to them. 


Information for Health Care Professionals
All medical professionals must have all legal documents both notarized and legalized by the local British Embassy or Consulate and submit to relevant medical associations. Upon submission to the local embassy, exams for specific specialties must be submitted. Please check with relevant British medical societies (often called “Royal Societies” in lieu of simply British in order to take on the general British Commonwealth) per specialty prior to submission to clarify key requirements. 

The language of medical instruction in Jersey is English. 


Information for Travelers 
Healthcare in Guernsey is equal to that in the rest of the United Kingdom. Expats are required to pay out of pocket for all services. Costs are still relatively cheaper in comparison to healthcare in the United States. 

No vaccinations are needed prior to arrival in Guernsey. 
The common language of hospitals in Jersey is English and Jersey French. 

Link to the Ministry of health website for that country: https://www.gov.gg/healthcareforvisitors/travellers 


 

 

References:
https://www.healthcare.gg/visitors-to-guernsey/
https://healthconnections.gg/healthcare-in-guernsey/
https://gsy.bailiwickexpress.com/gsy/news/why-doesnt-guernsey-have-nhs/
https://iea.org.uk/healthcare-lessons-from-guernsey/