The UK’s Department of Health says that many expats in Spain will not be aware that there are new procedures – and new restrictions – in place that could affect any access they might need to healthcare. This is something to be particularly aware of given the time of year, with many returning to the UK for Christmas. The Department of Health has therefore written THIS, which is a guide to the various ways in which British expats can gain access to healthcare if it should be needed while they’re in the UK. The information is divided by social security categories – e.g. state pensioner, worker, etc. – and by how public healthcare is accessed in Spain. I hope everyone has a healthy as well as a happy Christmas, but it’s good to know the score should anything go wrong.