When in the midst of relocation, or moving you will want to know all there is about the city.  Of course you know how to find a great apartment: by working with a London relocation services company.  You’ll also want to know where the best shops are located, how to get around on the tube or taxi while your living in London.  Of course if your living here any length of time you will need some information on your options if you are suddenly in need of medical care.

There are simply things you wouldn’t think to research when your undergoing an international relocation or moving to London if you weren’t working with a relocation agent, things like registering for health care.  Your relocation services company will let you know that you will need to register with a local General Practitioner of medicine in your new area.  You will need this registration should you require treatment at a hospital or to book appointments with any kind of specialist.

You won’t need the registration should you come down with a simple cold, in fact in that case if you are an American, you will have a nice surprise in what relocation UK has to offer: the National Health Service.  The NHS provides an online and telephone advice line where you can go for all sorts of medical advice.  Of course it’s open 24 hours a day, seven days, where you can get advice or information on any type of symptom you are having.  The National Health system can give you information on all the doctors, and specialists available in your London neighborhood.  So should you need to run out in the middle of the night to get some symptom control for your nagging cough or irritating allergies you’ll be able to use NHS’s online information system to find a 24 hour chemist in your area to help you.

The NHS Direct website is an important resource for health care across England and very useful if you’re ever ill after moving. Should you need to find after hour doctors, or simple advice on what to do for the common cold you will find the information on the site. Should you instead want to speak to someone who can help you find the information you seek you can phone the NHS and speak to an educated and knowledgeable operator on their hotline at :0845 4647.

Included on the site is also a list of hospitals and Accident and Emergency (ER) centers for your health care needs.  After your relocation, the last thing you want is to be stuck ill before you start on your new job.  Use the NHS site for all your health care needs and the friendly and well trained operators will be happy to guide you to where you’ll need to go.