If you are ill while away from home, or if you are not registered with a doctor, you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days. You will remain a patient of your permanent GP.
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, and this cannot be at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.
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.
Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form