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It’s quick and easy to register with a GP surgery

GP surgeries are usually the first service to contact if you have a health problem. They can treat many conditions, give health advice and help you stay up to date with vaccinations. Your GP can also refer you to other NHS services.

Who Can Register?

Anyone in England can register with a GP practice and see a doctor or nurse for free.

This also applies to asylum seekers, refugees, homeless patients and overseas visitors, whether lawfully in the UK or not.

What Information Do I Need To Provide?

You do not need to provide proof of identity, address or of immigration status in order to register with a GP practice.

However, any medical background information you can provide will be helpful.

How Do I Register?

To use the services of a particular GP surgery, you will need to register with them. Use this NHS website link to find your local GP surgery:

There’s more information on how to register with a GP surgery on the NHS website.


If you experience any problems registering with a GP surgery:

  • call the NHS England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 311 22 33
  • contact your local Healthwatch

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