Registering as a Temporary Patient for Medically Necessary Treatment
You can receive emergency treatment from any GP surgery for up to 14 days – for example, if you fall ill while on holiday. If your treatment will last longer than that, you'll have to register as a temporary or permanent resident.
You can register as a temporary resident if you're in the area for longer than 24 hours but less than 3 months. Generally if your own GP Practice is within a 50 mile radius we would expect you to attend there unless the issue is an emergency (see examples below).
|Examples of using a temporary registration:
||Where a temporary registration is not suitable:
|If you are on holiday and develop a chest infection.
||Repeat medication: You can ask your current GP practice to send a repeat prescription electronically to a local pharmacy via EPS.
|If you are staying with relatives and develop an infection in your finger.
||Ongoing treatment, such as mental health issues or healthchecks: local services will usually only see those resident in that area; continuity of care and patient safety advises that patients see their regular GP for ongoing issues.
|If you are a student home from university and are experiencing rectal bleeding.
||A problem where you can talk to a GP on the phone. There is no reason that this cannot take place with the Practice with which you are registered.
To register as a temporary patient with us, please follow this link to download, print out, and complete a Temporary Services GMS3/99 NHS form:>>. Paper forms can be returned through the post box by the front door of the surgery. You can also scan and return the form to us via email at email@example.com.
Please ensure you advise us of your anticipated return to home date.
You will then need to telephone the Surgery to arrange a telephone consultation or a face to face appointment where appropriate.
For any prescription requests, please contact your own GP surgery.