Will I still have access to healthcare in the UK after Brexit?
Yes. Under the withdrawal agreement, Dutch nationals who have right of residence in the UK will have access to the UK healthcare system.*
*Arrangements on citizens’ rights are not yet final
This answer is based on the provisions covering citizens’ rights in the withdrawal agreement. The UK government and the 27 remaining EU member states have endorsed this agreement. Now, the European Parliament and the British parliament must approve it. Only after that will the arrangements enter into force.
If no agreement is concluded (‘no deal’ scenario)
Up until the UK leaves the EU, Dutch nationals who are resident in the UK and who, under Regulation (EC) No 883/2004, are entitled to healthcare in their country of residence will, in accordance with EU rules, continue to be entitled to healthcare in the UK and in the rest of the EU at the Netherlands’ cost. Following the UK’s withdrawal, they will fall under the National Health Service (NHS), which does not offer coverage outside the UK. Under the statutory amendment set out in the Brexit (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, invoices for any ongoing treatment being received by this group outside the UK when the UK leaves the EU can still be submitted to the central administration office for exceptional medical insurance (CAK) until the treatment is completed.