Health Services: British Nationals Abroad

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 6th February 2019.

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Photo of Steve Reed Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Civil Society)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department holds figures on how many UK citizens below pension age living in the European Union utilise the S1 form certificate of entitlement to access healthcare.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

As at 1 April 2018, we have approximately 11,000 combined workers and dependents holding S1 forms. Some of these dependents could be above state pension age.

There are also approximately 19,000 S1 pensioner dependents, although we do not know their age as some may be spouses.

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