A Little Clarity on Who Pays for NHS Services
Citizens who return to the UK on a settled basis will be classed as ordinarily resident
Or accept that you actually do live in Turkey and arent a UK resident anymore, stay in Turkey, see a surgeon the same day, have an operation the day after and dont get put on an indefinite waiting list in the UK where hopefully you dont die waiting.
For the misguided the NHS is not free and never has been.
Of course many UK agencies ask for that when you have retired abroad. Sadly some people want to leave the UK permanently but carry on using services to which they are no longer entitled - such as the NHS - which as tykatem points out has nothing to do with how many years you have paid in.Not really to do with the NHS, but I intend keeping a UK address (our daughter's place), purely because I can't be sure any correspondence posted to me in Turkey would ever arrive
I will instruct HMRC , my private pensions and nationwide that I am living abroad, but they MUST use the UK address for all correspondence
(To date they have said this will be fine)