French healthcare is excellent but organised very differently to that in the UK, with a system of reimbursement and top-up insurance. In this section you can find in-depth guides and latest news updates on a wide range of healthcare topics.
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Villagers in France banned from being ill
‘Massive’ rise in French mutuelle costs attacked
France’s medical cannabis trial sparks market battle
France’s first ‘Alzheimer village’ mirrors local life
Painkillers go behind counters at French chemists
Antibiotics prescribed less but still over-used
Some glasses and tooth crowns are now free in France
Branded medicines only reimbursed at price of generic
Debate: Will fine for users stop drug abuse in France?
‘Life-changing’ blood test identifies bipolar disorder
What’s new in France in 2020: Health
Europe losing health battle with measles
Older women risk lives by missing breast cancer checks
Pet power proves a powerful therapy
Action plan against medicine shortages in France
Paid holiday for carers in France next year
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