We are currently not able to accept registration forms
We currently care for 9000 patients which is the number of patients that the practice feel strongly will not compromise the quality of the care that it can safely deliver to its patients. We feel that registering additional numbers of new patients may compromise safety for those already registered with us.
Paragraph 17 of Part 2 of schedule 6 of the Regulations enables practices not to register new patients provided it has ‘reasonable and non-discriminatory grounds for doing so, such as protecting the quality of patient services.
We do not discriminate on grounds of race, gender, social class, age, religion, pregnancy or maternity, sexual orientation, appearance, disability or medical condition.
We have been asked to keep a log as to the reason any new patient applications are rejected and provide those patients with a written explanation. Please accept this as our written explanation to you.
By not being able to accept your request to register with us at this time we would advise that you contact other practices in the area or contact the Primary Care Team and they will help to allocate you to a GP.
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.
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