Temporary Residents

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

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