New Patients

Temporary Patient Registrations

If you are ill while away from home or 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.

You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months as long as you are within the patient catchment area. 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.

Disabled Patient Facilities

We offer the following services for disabled patients:

  • Easy access to the building from both entrances
  • Dedicated disabled parking bays
  • lower access to our reception counter
  • disabled toilets
  • consulting rooms on the ground floor
  • 1st floor consulting rooms access via lift
  • access to all consulting rooms for wheelchairs
  • email contact services
  • auditory frequency loop system in reception for easier communication

Please speak to one of our receptionists if you have any specific requirements

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: