My German colleague is over from Hamburg and working in our London office for the summer, his family only speak German and his wife had a few health issues last week, so he asked if I could help find a healthcare practice for international visitors.

After a quick search online I found Richmond Practice who provide a specialist family service dedicated to meet the healthcare needs of expatriate families and whose GPs speak fluent English, German and Spanish.
Based in Richmond Upon Thames in Surrey, the practice offers same day appointments in a family-friendly setting, and have extended opening hours. You also do not require a referral to consult with them.

It’s ideal health care for international families in the UK and Richmond Practice can help you in a medical emergency, for health checks, ultrasound and private pregnancy scans. Most international insurance cover their services, but they will accept payment directly if you are not covered, as with any private practice, either the patient or your health insurance company are responsible for settling the account.

The service at Richmond Practice is offered in a culturally sensitive manner. They take into consideration the differences in healthcare provision around the globe. They are knowledgeable about various issues which impact expatriates, and it really is a recommended health centre for any international families who are staying in the UK.