Everyone is welcome
If you are not registered with a GP you can still use out of hours services and attend GP surgeries which accept 'walk-in' patients.
How to register with a GP
By entering your postcode at this link you can find a GP anywhere in the country.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who can register with a GP?
Legally, any person living in the UK (i.e. any person who is not in the UK for a short visit/ holiday) may register with a GP. You do not need to be a British citizen, or to have lived in the country for a certain time. However, you can only register with a GP who is located near you, rather than any GP you like.
GPs however are able to exercise a certain degree of discretion over who they register and you may find some GPs are easier to register with than others.
What documents do you need to take with you to register with a GP?
Legally, you do not need any documents to register with a GP.
In practice, some GP practices may ask for:
But no GP practice should refuse to register you either because you are unable to provide this documentation or because you have a certain type of Visa. If they do, tell them that you will be raising this issue with NHS England (see below under - 'How to make a complaint').
How do you change GP practice?
All you need to do to change GP Practice is to register with a new GP Practice. You do not need to inform your current GP Practice that you’re leaving them.
Alternatively, if you choose to stay in your GP Practice, you can request when making an appointment to be booked with a particular doctor and you can turn down appointments with a doctor you find unsuitable.
The NHS Complaints Advocacy Service is a free and independent service that can help you make a complaint about a National Health Service (NHS). Please see details about the service at their website at this link: https://www.voiceability.org/about-advocacy/types-of-advocacy/nhs-complaints-advocacy