If you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one, you can receive emergency treatment for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.
To register as a temporary resident you will need to complete a Temporary Resident Form. Please return the completed form to the surgery.
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.
For further information visit: NHS Choices – How do I register as a temporary resident with a GP?
WE CAN ONLY SEE A PATIENT AS AN EMERGENCY IF WE HAVE APPOINTMENT CAPACITY ON THE DAY OR WITHIN THE WEEK.
WHERE WE HAVE NO CAPACITY REMAINING WE WILL SIGNPOST TO EMERGENCY SERVICES TO ENSURE WE ARE WORKING SAFELY TOGETHER TO SUPPORT PATIENTS MEDICAL NEEDS
How do I register as a temporary resident with a GP?
If you are not registered with a GP you will be unable to see one unless you have a serious emergency. In most other cases, calling 111 is a better option.
If you are not registered with a GP but need treatment at a GP surgery you will need to complete a temporary registration form.
To register as a temporary resident in England, you can find a GP near you.
The surgery will give you a Temporary services form GMS3 to complete.
You can register as a temporary resident if you plan to live near the GP surgery for up to 3 months.
After 3 months you will have to apply to register with that surgery as a permanent resident.
You can register temporarily with a GP surgery while away from home for work, study or on holiday. You’ll remain registered with your permanent GP surgery.
The temporary GP surgery will pass details of any treatment you have to your permanent GP surgery. They will add the information to your medical records.
If your application to become a temporary patient is refused, you can still receive emergency treatment for up to 14 days.
Find out how to access NHS services in England if you’re visiting from abroad.
What information do I need?
Try to have the following information with you when you see a temporary GP for the first time:
- details of any medical conditions you have
- details of medical conditions you’ve had in the past
- the name of any medicines you’re currently taking
- details of anything you’re allergic to
- contact details for your permanent or previous GP surgery
- your NHS number