Temporary Residents

The Doctors are happy to see patients who are temporarily resident in the practice catchment area should urgent medical care be required. In this instance persons wishing to be treated should state that they are a temporary resident requiring immediate and necessary treatment when reporting to reception. 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.

For non urgent problems, we strive to accommodate patients who are temporarily resident in the practice catchment area but we may not always be able to do so on the same day if there are no appointments left. In this case, we would either offer a routine appointment in near future or provide a list of local practices whom you may wish to contact.

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 complete our Temporary Resident Registration Form (GMS 3) in full, which is available from reception. You will be asked to provide your NHS number and two forms of identification, and we will request to take your photo for recording on our secure clinical system.

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.

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