Information for consideration prior to registration.
You have requested to register with our Practice as an ‘Out of Area’ patient. You live outside the practice boundary (catchment area) and we want to make you aware of what this means for you under this type of registration.
We may decide that it is not in your best interests or practical for you to be registered.
Please read the details below and give careful consideration to your request to register with our Practice. An important consideration you should make is we are not required to provide you with a home visit.
You may on occasion, develop an urgent illness or injury at home that means attending our Practice as normal would not be possible.
If you have an urgent care need we will ask you to call NHS 111 and they will put you in touch with a local service (this may be a face to face appointment with a local healthcare professional or a home visit where necessary).
In these circumstances NHS 111 will direct you to the local service that has been established by NHS England for patients such as you. This local service could be a GP practice near to where you live, the local walk-in or urgent care centre, A&E or minor injuries unit.
If this is in the out-of-hours period when GP surgeries are normally closed – between 6:30pm and 8:00am weekdays, bank holidays or weekends – NHS 111 will direct you to the local out-of-hours provider.
If your application is considered the GP practice will only register you without home visits if it is clinically appropriate and practical in your individual case. To do this we may:
- Ask you or the practice you are currently registered with questions about your health to help decide whether to register you in this way
- Ask you questions about why it is practical for you to attend this practice (for example, how many days during the week you would normally be able to attend)
If accepted, you will attend the Practice and receive the full range of services provided as normal other than home visits.
If accepted onto our list, but your health needs change we may review your registration to see if it would be more appropriate for you to be registered with a GP practice closer to your home, from which you are better able to receive the health care specific to your needs.