Two forms of ID are required from the following list, where possible one should be passport/driving licence (for photo ID only) and the other form of ID should show your full name and postal address.
- Driving Licence
- Birth Certificate
- Medical Card
- Local Authority Rent Card
- Utility Bill
- Bank/Building Society Statement
- N.I. Card
- Benefit Agency/Benefit Book/Signing on Card
- Home Office letters/paper
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.
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:
Change of Details
If you change your name, address or telephone number please contact the surgery as soon as possible. The receptionists will give you a form to complete. Please give full details including new postcode and telephone number.
Disabled Patient Facilities
Disabled patient facilities are also available at this practice.
(Car park space, ramp, toilet etc).