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Temporary Services

If you are seeing medical help while away from home please try to contact your registered GP initially – they will be able to help with most problems over the phone or via a video call. Medicines can be prescriped electronically anywhere within England.

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 for up to 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.

You can download the Temporary Services Form below: