Register as New Patient
If possible, please call into the surgery to register with the practice. You will be given a registration form together with a short health questionnaire. Although I.D is not mandatory, it may help if you can provide this to the practice. If you would rather do this online, please contact us via email email@example.com.
If you are homeless you can still access GP services.
Our Practice area can be seen on the map opposite.
We also offer the opportunity to attend for a new patient check with a practice nurse. This includes the recording of height, weight, blood pressure and an analysis of urine (please bring a sample in a suitable container) and the opportunity to discuss your current medication and past medical history. For patients that are too ill to attend the surgery, similar arrangements can be made to carry out a new patient check at home.
In order to maintain continuity of care and an even work load, all patients will be allocated to a GP on joining the practice. However, you may express a preference to see a particular doctor but this will depend on the circumstances at the time of application.
Temporary Patient Registrations
If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.
You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.
To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.
Practices are trying to limit the amount of visitors in to the building as per NHS guidelines. This means that in the first instance, patients are being given a telephone appointment for assessment. If you do become ill whilst you are away, you should contact your own GP first, as they will be able to provide you with a telephone consultation. If your GP advises you to see a GP local to where you are staying, then we will be able to provide emergency treatment or register as a temporary resident.
If you have lost, run out or require any of your repeat medication, you need to contact your own GP. Your practice can send your prescription electronically to a pharmacy local to where you are staying so you are able to collect.
If you are given a Covid vaccine invite by your home practice and are unable to attend this, please contact us and we will register you as a temporary resident so you can have your Covid vaccination with us. Please be aware that you will be invited by which cohorts the practice is working on.
These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups.
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