Thanks for your reply Tom. I understand that it's ok for a person to receive medical treatment on a spouse settlement visa. But what if a person receives medical treatment on a 'visit' visa? The Home Office would probably held that against the applicant (when making future visa applications to the UK), but shouldn't the NHS charge the patient automatically if they're not entitled to free treatment?
My wife had a routine 'cervical test' (hope I got the name right) done in 2008 while in the UK on a 'visit' visa. She was probably asked to do the test because she had previously visited the UK on 'settlement' visa. She has since applied twice for visit visas successfully in 2010 and 2014.
If we now plan to apply for the spouse settlement visa, what steps should I take to make sure that my wife's application isn't affected adversely in light of the above mentioned?
I know that Tom but I meant like would you suggest that I call NHS and ask if we owe anything to them? Additionally, shouldn't the NHS/GP have told us at the time that we'll have to pay for this test?