If you are ill while away from home and are not registered with a doctor within 30 minutes travel you can be seen as a temporary patient. If you have forgotten your medication you can contact your registered GP to see if you can obtain an electronic prescription to be sent to a local chemist of your choice.
Note: As a temporary resident we are not in possession of your full medical records and for continuity of care would, for all elective and on-going problems encourage you to see your registered doctor.
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 will need to complete a temporary resident form which can be printed using the link below.
Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form