New Patients

Temporary Patient Registrations

A temporary patient is someone who needs to register with the practice temporarily who cannot access their own GP Practice. You can register as a temporary resident with a GP in England if you are in the area for longer than 24 hours but less than three months. 

It may be necessary to get a medical summary from the current GP Practice before you are seen by the GP, especially if requesting medication.

It is not possible to do certain tasks when you are registered as a ‘temporary’ patient, and certain services locally will only see patients who are residing in the area, therefore patients should always be advised to see their own registered GP where possible; temporary patients should always be aware that our ability to treat your issues may be limited to avoid disappointment further down the line.

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.

Immediately Necessary Patients

This is for patients in the area who cannot attend their normal GP Practice and need to receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice, those who cannot travel to their local GP.
This registration is only for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to go back to your own GP, register as a temporary or permanent patient.

Immediately necessary patients will not normally need ID and treatment will be for something the GP can deal with on a one-off occasion; please note this is not for ongoing issues.

Registering as a Temporary/Immediately Necessary patient

Patients who are registering as a temporary patient should ideally have ID with them and the following information:

  • details of any medical conditions they have
  • details of medical conditions they’ve had in the past
  • the name of any medicines they’re currently taking
  • details of anything they’re allergic to
  • contact details for your permanent or previous GP – essential

You will need to fill out a Temporary services form GMS3 which can be picked up from the surgery or downloaded here. 

Disabled Facilities

 

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Disabled patient facilities are also available at this practice.

(Car park space, ramp, toilet etc).

 

Non-English Speakers

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: