If you are new to the area (please check our practice boundary map) and wish to register with one of our GP’s please ask at our reception. Please bring with you:
your passport or some other form of photo ID
your NHS number if known
proof of address (a recent utility bill or similar)
Following your registration you will be required to have a new patient check to enable your registration to be fully complete. An appointment will be offered with our healthcare support worker during your registration.
Medical treatment is available from the date of registration. Please contact reception for further information.
You do not need your NHS Number to register as a patient. However, in order for us to achieve a smooth and error free registration your NHS Number is an integral part of your care.
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.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages:
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.