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 as long as you have registered as a temporary 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.
Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form
As a temporary resident you can be provided with immediate and necessary treatment. This does not include immunisations or referrals to Secondary Care. This should be completed at you own surgery on your return home.