If you are ill while away from home and are not registered with a doctor within 30 minutes travel you can be seen as a temporary patient. If you have forgotten your medication you can contact your registered GP to see if you can obtain an electronic prescription to be sent to a local chemist of your choice.
Note: As a temporary resident we are not in possession of your full medical records and for continuity of care would, for all elective and on-going problems encourage you to see your registered doctor.
Temporary Registered patients can only be seen for acute minor illnesses. We are not able to cover vaccinations, annual checks or referrals and these will have to be done by your registered GP.
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.
You will need to complete a temporary resident form which can be printed using the link below.
Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form