Temporary Residents

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 if you are in the area for longer than 24 hours and up to three months. This will allow you to be on the 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 the surgery.

To register as a temporary resident you will need to complete a Temporary Residents form here.

Please return the completed form to the surgery.

For further information visit: NHS Choices – How do I register as a temporary resident with a GP?