Holiday Makers & Temporary Patients
IF YOU ARE IN THE AREA ON HOLIDAY, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR OWN GP SURGERY IN THE FIRST INSTANCE AS GP SURGERIES ARE NOW EQUIPPED TO DEAL WITH THEIR PATIENTS REMOTELY OVER THE PHONE AND VIA VIDEO CONSULTATIONS.
YOUR OWN GP CAN ALSO SEND PRESCRIPTIONS ELECTRONICALLY TO A LOCAL PHARMACY.
- Emergency treatment is available from the local GP practice for 14 days if you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor.
- 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. 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.