Temporary Registration

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 with a surgery that covers the area where you're staying.

You can register as a temporary resident with a GP if you are in the area for longer than 24 hours but less than three months. You'll still remain registered with your permanent GP, but you can see your temporary GP for up to three months. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.

You can register temporarily with a GP near where you're staying if you're ill or need medical advice while you're away from home – for example, if you're working, studying or on holiday. Your temporary GP will pass details of any treatment you have to your permanent GP, who will then add the information to your medical records. We will need your personal details to document your clinical assessment onto our computer system, and so it is vital that all temporary patients complete a temporary registration form before speaking to the clinician. These can be collected from the medical practice.

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