Quick Answer: What Happens If I Am Not Registered With A GP?

Can a visitor register with GP?

If you’re in England for a short visit but need to see a GP, you can register as a temporary patient with a local doctor.

You need to be in the area for more than 24 hours but less than 3 months.

Again, it’s up to the GP practice to decide whether or not they’ll accept new patients..

How long does it take to register with GP?

How long does it take to register with a GP? Registering with a new GP surgery can take a few days, and in some cases a week or two. It will depend on how your new surgery works, and if they need to book you in for an initial health check.

Do you need your NHS number to register with a GP?

No. Your NHS number helps with the registration process. However, you do not need your NHS number to register with a GP practice. For more information about the NHS number visit the NHS website.

Can you register with a GP outside your area?

Since 2015, all GP practices in England have been free to register new patients who live outside their practice boundary area. This means you can register with a GP practice somewhere that’s more convenient for you, such as a practice near your work or closer to your children’s schools.

Can a GP practice refuse to register you?

A GP surgery can refuse to register you because: they are not taking any new patients. you live outside the practice boundary and they are not accepting patients from out of their area. you have been removed from that GP surgery register before.

How do I know if I’m registered with a GP?

Your NHS Number helps to find your health records. If you’re registered with a GP, you will already have an NHS Number. Your NHS number will be on any letter or document you have received from the NHS, such as prescriptions, test results, and appointment letters.

How do I register with a new GP?

No, you don’t have to tell your current GP that you want to change. You don’t have to tell the new GP surgery why you want to change, either. You’ll need to fill in a registration form. A request will then be made to your current GP for your medical records to be transferred to the new GP surgery.

What do you do if you don’t have a GP?

If you’re away from home and need to see a GP, you can contact any GP surgery nearby….Alternative servicesNHS 111 for non-emergency medical advice and information about local services.a pharmacist can provide advice and treatment for minor conditions that do not need a prescription.More items…

Do you have to be registered at a GP?

Let’s start with a spoiler: yes, you can live without a GP. There is no regulation, law or statute that states that you must be registered with a GP.