How to register with a GP surgery

Anyone in England can register with a GP surgery.

You do not need proof of address or immigration status, ID or an NHS number.

You might be able to register with a GP surgery that’s not in the area you live. Find out about registering with a GP surgery out of your area

Registering with a GP

Find a GP that suits what you need. You can look up GP surgeries to see what they offer and how they compare.

  Find a GP

Because of coronavirus, try to avoid going into a GP surgery to register.

You can:

  • check the GP surgery website to see if you can register online
  • call or email the GP surgery and ask to be registered as a patient

If you need help to fill in forms or you are not able to register online, call the GP surgery and let them know.

Can a GP surgery refuse to register me?

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
  • it’s a long way from your home and you need extra care, for example home visits

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