Alternatively ask at Reception for the necessary registration forms to be completed. Proof of identity and residency are required. From that point you will be able to make an appointment to be seen by a Doctor or a Nurse and your notes will be requested from your previous GP.
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.
For our Patients who are registered and wish to remain with us but move to a location outside of our practice boundary, please understand that we are happy for you to remain registered with us but please note home visiting will have to be agreed in advance with their Doctor. Home visiting outside of the practice boundary is not within our NHS contract and therefore a discretionary arrangement. The NHS Out of Area GP home visiting service is operated through NHS 111. This is the same arrangement for patients who wish to register with us but already reside outside of our practice boundary
We have excellent access for all disabled patients. Approved under the Disability Discrimination Act.
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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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