Temporary Registration

If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one and are staying within our practice boundary you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice. If your stay is going to be up to 3 months you can register as a "Temporary Resident" and if you are here for longer than 3 months you should complete a full registration form GMS1.

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.

We will ask for photographic Identification, this is to ensure we match you to your details held on the National Data Base (Spine)

pdfDownload the Temporary Resident Registration Form

Use this form if you are staying at an address within the practice boundary area for up to three months but this is not your permanent home address.

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New Patient Questionnaire 

When we receive your registration documents and on completion of the New Patient Questionnaire our administration team will process your request to register.

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Data Sharing Consent Form 

We need to record your preferences for Data Sharing. Please complete this form and hand it in to the practice with your Registration Form and Questionnaire.

 
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