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Temporary Registration

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. This will allow you to be registered with a local practice 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. 

Individuals wishing to register with the practice temporarily, whilst away from their permanent UK address will also need to provide full details of their usual doctor and surgery. We may need to contact your usual doctor as part of any treatment we provide you with and will need to forward them details afterwards, to ensure your medical records remain up-to-date.

To register temporarily with us either print and fully complete the relevant form below and bring it to the practice with relevant identification documents or call in to the surgery to complete a form.

pdfDownload the Temporary Resident Registration Form

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