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GPs

Find your local GP

If you would like to see a GP then please use the NHS website to Find a local GP - NHS.

How to register with your GP

A GP surgery must accept you unless there are reasonable grounds to refuse you. Any reason to not accept you must not be due to age, gender, social class, appearance, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity or medical condition

They must also write to you stating why they have refused you as a patient. A GP may refuse you on the grounds of:

  • it has no capacity to take on new patients
  • it may not be accepting patients that do not live within its practice boundary
  • in your particular circumstances, it may not be appropriate for you to register with a practice that is a long way from where you live

 

If you feel you have been unfairly treated or have problems registering with a GP, you need to contact NHS England's Customer Contact Centre.

You can contact them via

email: england.contactus@nhs.net

telephone: 0300 311 22 33

Going to the GP

You can make an appointment with a GP by calling the practice or visiting the GP's website, where you may be able to book online - this can often be quicker.

You might be asked to give some details about the reason you want to visit the GP. This is to help the healthcare staff and your GP better prepare for your appointment or to recommend a more suitable health practitioner.

Once you have booked your GP appointment, make sure you give yourself enough time to get there. If you miss your appointment slot, you might be asked to book another appointment.

Last updated: 21/02/2022