NHS Oldham CCG

Registering with a GP

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.