New Patients

Practice Boundary

This is a map showing a rough guide to the Practice boundary. The area marked green on the map shows the practice boundary. Only people living in this area will be allowed to register with the practice for the first time.

The blue areas mark the extended boundary that only applies to existing patients who move house.

a close up of a map

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. 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.

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:

england EnglishIran FarsiUrdu Urdu
albania AlbanianBengali Bengaliindia Hindi
egypt ArabicCroatian Croatianlithuania Lithuanian
bulgaria BulgarianPunjabi Punjabipoland Polish
china Chinese (Cantonese)Somali Somaliportugal Portuguese
china Chinese (Mandarin)Gujerati Gujeratispain Spanish
russia RussianTurkish TurkishFrench French

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