The practice is now able to offer Out of Area registration to patients who do not live within the practice catchment area, without any obligation to provide home visits.
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 at the surgery. If you have an urgent care need and the surgery cannot help you at home 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).
We may decide that it is not in your best interests or practical for you to be registered in this way. In these circumstances we would advise you to register (or remain registered) with a more local practice.
If accepted but your health needs change we will review your registration to see if it would be more appropriate for you to be registered with a GP practice closer to your home.
If you are currently a patient with the surgery and ask to be registered as an Out of Area patient as you are moving outside the practice area then we will need to de-register you as a patient and re-register you under the Out of Area terms of registration.
This new arrangement only applies to GP practices and patients who live in England. For further information visit the NHS Choices website (www.nhs.uk).