Do You Have To Live Near Your GP?

Can you register with a GP outside your area?

Since 2015, all GP practices in England have been free to register new patients who live outside their practice boundary area.

This means you can register with a GP practice somewhere that’s more convenient for you, such as a practice near your work or closer to your children’s schools..

Can my doctor drop me as a patient?

“From a malpractice and medical board standpoint, a physician can basically discharge a patient for any reason he wants, as long as it is nondiscriminatory and doesn’t violate [the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act] or other laws, or puts the patient’s health, safety, and welfare at risk,” says Kabler.

What happens if I am not registered with a GP?

If you are not registered with a GP you will be unable to see one unless you have a serious emergency. In most other cases, calling 111 is a better option. If you need treatment for more than 14 days, you will need to register with that GP surgery as a temporary or permanent patient.

How much does a GP get for a medical card patient?

“GPs receive, on average, €9 per month for each medical card patient irrespective of whether they attend once or 10 times over that month. The reality is that these payments do not cover the cost of that care. “We are disappointed that the HSE has released these grossly-misleading figures.

Can you be registered at two doctors surgeries?

It is not possible for patients to register as a NHS patient with two GP practices at the same time as only one practice can hold a patient’s medical records and there are potential clinical risks in maintaining duplicate records.

Can GP refuse to prescribe?

Any GP has the right to refuse to prescribe a drug that they are not prepared to take clinical responsibility for.

Can you stay at your GP if you move?

You should ask the GP if they are willing to continue treating and visiting you at the new address. A GP can continue to treat you if you have moved out of their practice area, but they will have to assure the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) that they are willing to continue visiting and treating you.

Can you just change doctors?

There’s no legal requirement to let them know you’re switching. But there are a few reasons why you might tell them. Maybe you want their recommendation. If you’re parting on good terms, it doesn’t hurt to ask your doctor if they have any suggestions for new doctors.

How long does it take to register with NHS?

We aim to register you within 24 hours of submitting your application. But, if we can’t find your NHS records or if you haven’t uploaded your ID documents it will take longer.

Is it compulsory to register with a GP?

There is no regulation, law or statute that states that you must be registered with a GP.

Can a GP practice refuse to register you?

A GP surgery can refuse to register you because: they are not taking any new patients. you live outside the practice boundary and they are not accepting patients from out of their area. you have been removed from that GP surgery register before.

How long does it take to register with a GP?

How long does it take to register with a GP? Registering with a new GP surgery can take a few days, and in some cases a week or two. It will depend on how your new surgery works, and if they need to book you in for an initial health check.

Can a GP remove a patient from their list?

Removing a patient from the practice list. Practices have the right to ask for a patient to be removed from their list. In cases other than violence and abuse, the decision to remove a patient should only be made after careful consideration.

Can I register with a GP without my NHS Number?

No. Your NHS number helps with the registration process. However, you do not need your NHS number to register with a GP practice. For more information about the NHS number visit the NHS website.

Do GP surgeries have catchment areas?

Outer practice boundaries are an expansion of a GP’s original catchment area. Whereas in the past you may have had to register with a new GP even after only moving a few streets away, these outer boundaries can be a way to stay registered with your old GP.