You can download a GMS1 registration form on the link below if you're asked to complete one.
You do not need proof of ID to register with a GP, but it might help of you have one or more of the following:
If you're homeless, you can give a temporary address, such as a friend's address, a day centre or the GP surgery address.
If you need help registering or filling in forms, call the GP surgery and let them know.
If you have problems registering with a GP surgery:
- call the NHS England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 311 22 33
- contact your local Healthwatch
Changing GP surgeries
You can change your GP surgery if you need to.
This might be because:
- you have moved
- you have had problems with your current practice
- you were removed from the patient list
You should tell the GP surgery if you change address or move out of the area.
Using a GP surgery you're not registered with
You can contact any GP surgery if you need treatment and:
- you're away from home
- you're not registered with a GP surgery
- it's a medical emergency
You might need to register as a temporary resident or permanent patient if you need treatment for more than 14 days.
You can register as a temporary resident for up to 3 months. You'll still be registered with your usual GP surgery if you have one.
Registering with a GP under the Mental Capacity Act
The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) is designed to protect and empower people over 16 who are unable to make decisions about their care and treatment.
If a person is unable to register with a GP because they cannot make decisions about their care, registration can be done by:
- a relative
- the main carer
- a lasting power of attorney
- a person appointed by a court under the Mental Capacity Act