Everyone is welcome in general practice and has the right to register and receive treatment from a GP practice.
You do not need a fixed address.
You do not need identification.
Anyone in England can see a GP.
For more information and how to register at a GP surgery please visit this page.
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 their GP surgery register before
- It's a long way from your home and you need extra care, for example home visits
If you have problems registering with a nearby GP practice, contact NHS England's Customer Contact Centre.
The GMS1registration form (PDF, 156kb) is used by many practices, though some use their own version.