Guidance on the medical treatment provided by the NHS in England, for a person who is not ordinarily resident in the UK, is set out in the NHS (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2011.

This guidance is for NHS bodies carrying out their duties to make and recover charges for NHS hospital treatment from overseas visitors not exempt from the charge. It also includes guidance to safeguard the health of those not entitled to free NHS hospital treatment. It has been updated from 1st October 2012 so that HIV treatment is no longer chargeable to overseas visitors in England.

The guidance on HIV treatment, which complements earlier DH guidance on the 2011 Charging Regulations updated in May 2012, covers the background to the policy change; the definitions of HIV treatment and care; prescribing of