Do you need to know your GP’s registered address?
Perhaps you have just moved home and need to register with a new GP, or you need my GP practice address for your child’s new school?
Either way, the below blog will tell you exactly what you need to do to find your GP’s registered address.
What is your GP’s registered address?
Your GP’s registered address is the official address of the practice. This can be used to find your nearest practice and also for any correspondence.
You can easily find a GP near you using the NHS website. Doing this is simple. You just need to enter your postcode, and you will be supplied with information on all your nearest GP surgeries as well as all their relevant information, including:
- Their registered address
- Their phone number
- Directions to their surgery
- If they are accepting new patients or not
How can I find out what GP I am registered with?
If you have not been to see an NHS GP for some time, you may not be sure what GP practice you are registered with or even if you are still registered at all.
In England, the NHS is legally obliged to keep a list of all patients registered with GP practices. This information is held in the National Health Application and Infrastructure Services systems.
If you don’t have your records from your GP at hand, you can access your them by logging into your account using the NHS app or website. However, you do need to register for online services before you can access this information.
How do I register with a GP?
If you have recently moved home or want to change GPs as you are not happy with your current practice, you can easily register with a new GP surgery.
In England, it is free to register with a GP, and you do not need proof of address, ID, immigration status, or an NHS number. However, it can be useful to have your passport or birth certificate with you when you register.
You can look up GPs in your area via the NHS website to see what services they offer so that you can find one that is best suited to your and your family’s needs.
In some cases, you can also register with a GP surgery that is not in the area that you live in.
If you need help registering with a new GP or filling out the forms, you can contact them directly, get in touch with the Citizens Advice Bureau or Contact Us.
Can GP surgeries refuse to register me?
A GP surgery can refuse to register you if:
- They are not taking on any new patients
- You live outside of their practice boundary and they do not accept patients from other areas
- You have been removed from their surgery before
- You need home visits but live too far away
You can only register with one GP in England. However, you can temporarily register with another surgery if you are in another area and require healthcare, such as an emergency prescription.